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Nigeria Records 51 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 493

Nigeria recorded 51 new instances of the novel coronavirus on April 17, 2020.

 

Nigeria has recorded 51 new instances of the novel coronavirus, based on the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

In a tweet on Friday, the NCDC reported 32 instances in Lagos, six in Kano, 5 in Kwara, two every within the Federal Capital Territory and Oyo, and one every in Ogun and Ekiti.

Fifty-one new instances of #COVID19 have been reported;

32 in Lagos
6 in Kano
5 in Kwara
2 in FCT
2 in Oyo
2 in Katsina
1 in Ogun
1 in Ekiti

As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed instances of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 159
Deaths: 17#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/PKWwUsJVBP

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 17, 2020

 

The well being company additionally recorded a rise of 4 deaths, bringing whole casualties to 17.

Nevertheless, the variety of discharged sufferers rose by seven to 159.

Earlier on Friday, the NCDC mentioned it had examined 7,153 samples for COVID-19 within the nation, however pledged to ramp up the speed of testing, particularly in Lagos and the FCT.

“We aim to increase access to testing as new testing modalities also become available,” Director-Common of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu mentioned on Friday in the course of the Presidential Activity Power for COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

The novel coronavirus has now killed greater than 1,000 folks throughout Africa for the reason that pandemic emerged late final 12 months, based on an AFP tally utilizing official figures.

Algeria is the African nation with the best variety of deaths at 364, adopted by Egypt with 205, Morocco 135 and South Africa 50, based on the figures compiled late Friday.

Africa has to date suffered lower than different areas from COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus — not less than based on official numbers.

However restricted testing in lots of nations has disadvantaged African officers of a full image of the illness’s unfold.

The worldwide loss of life toll has topped 150,000 folks whereas greater than 2.2 million infections have been declared.

 

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