#COVID19NIGERIA: NCDC confirms 51 fresh Coronavirus cases as total jumps to 493, 17 death toll

As the Covid-19 is struggling to gain momentum in Africa, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Friday night, confirmed 51 new cases of coronavirus,  as the total confirmed cases now jump to 493 in the African most populous nation.

@NCDCGov Centre said Lagos recorded the highest of 32 cases. The state has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries in Nigeria.
“Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 32 in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two each in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Oyo and Katsina, while Ogun and Ekiti recorded one case each.”

The NCDC added that as at 10:10 pm, on 17th April, there are total of 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

According to the centre, 159 patients had been discharged, while 17 had died.

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