Nigeria on Saturday recorded 49 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus, bringing the nation’s whole infections to 542, in keeping with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management.
In a tweet by way of its official deal with, the NCDC stated 23 circumstances have been recognized in Lagos, 12 within the FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun and one every in Oyo and Ekiti.
Forty-nine new circumstances of #COVID19 have been reported;
23 in Lagos
12 in FCT
10 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Ekiti
As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed circumstances of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 19#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/W63s32Iuj7
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 18, 2020
The company additionally recorded a rise within the variety of deaths to 19, whereas 166 sufferers have been discharged.
Nigeria’s variety of infections are anticipated to proceed to rise, because the NCDC has stated it’s ramping up testing throughout the nation.
COVID-19 deaths in Africa have already handed 1,000 and the nation introduced the demise of Abba Kyari, high aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday.
In Europe, the demise toll surged previous 100,000 on Saturday.