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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 14 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 288


The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has confirmed 14 new instances of coronavirus within the nation.

This brings the whole variety of COVID-19 infections recorded within the nation to date to 288.

The NCDC confirmed the newest determine – which rose from 276 – in a tweet on Thursday night.


Fourteen new instances of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State

As at 09:30 pm ninth April there are 288 confirmed instances of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020

Yesterday, we erroneously reported 2 new instances in Bauchi. Following additional overview, we will verify that these have been repeat assessments for beforehand confirmed instances.

We apologise for this error and stay dedicated to making sure clear and correct reporting of check outcomes

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020


READ ALSO: Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed Recovers, Exams Destructive For COVID-19

Of the 14 instances, 13 have been confirmed in Lagos whereas Delta recorded a brand new case – bringing the whole confirmed case within the south-south state to 2.

With the brand new confirmed instances, Lagos which has been described because the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria now has 158 infections.

The determine in Lagos is nearly thrice the variety of infections in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which has 54 instances of coronavirus.

Others states the place COVID-19 instances have been confirmed are Osun – 20, Edo – 12, Oyo – 11, Bauchi – six, Akwa Ibom – 5, Kaduna – 5, Ogun – 4, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – two, Delta – two, Benue – one, Ondo – one, and Katsina – one.

The NCDC additionally revealed that as of 9:30pm on April 9, 51 sufferers had been discharged with seven deaths recorded.

It added that two new infections have been erroneously reported in Bauchi as an extra overview confirmed that the instances have been repeat assessments for beforehand confirmed instances.

The well being company apologised for the error and promised to stay dedicated to making sure clear and correct reporting of check outcomes of COVID-19 instances.

In the meantime, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State who was contaminated about two weeks in the past has examined unfavorable for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor, who was among the many newly discharged individuals, disclosed his present well being standing in tweets posted through his verified Twitter deal with.

He thanked the folks of the state, in addition to spiritual leaders in Bauchi and elsewhere for his or her help and prayers whereas he was in isolation.

The governor additionally thanked the NCDC and the staff of well being consultants in Bauchi tackling coronavirus for his or her efforts in curbing the unfold of the illness.

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