Thirty five new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Thursday, 16 April, 2020 by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), The Gazelle News.com reports.
The NCDC announced this on its verified twitter handle at 10.20pm noting that the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 442.
Nineteen of the new cases are in Lagos, nine in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, five in Kano and two in Oyo.
Lagos continues to be the epicentre as its confirmed cases rose to 251, more than all others added together, FCT has 67 Cases, Kano is now third on the list as its confirmed cases is now 21 while Osun remains at 20.
Below is the full tweet from the NCDC:
Thirty-five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:
19 in Lagos
9 in FCT
5 in Kano
2 in Oyo
As at 10:20 pm 16th April there are 442 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 152 have been discharged with 13 deaths
As at 10:20 pm 16th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT
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