Lagos, Abuja, Kano Top As COVID-19 Cases Hit 542 In Nigeria (See Full List)

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Nigeria recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti states on Saturday.

This brings the total number of infections in the country to 542.

Of the 49 new cases, 45 were recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Kano, while four were reported in Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti.

Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 306 confirmed infections, followed by Abuja and Kano with 81 and 37 cases respectively.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.

The NCDC stated that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 19 in the country.

It tweeted, “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun, one in Oyo and one in Ekiti.

“As of 10:40 pm on the 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166; Deaths: 19.

“Number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT. Currently, Lagos has 306 cases, FCT- 81, Kano- 37, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- nine, Katsina- nine, Bauchi- six, Kaduna- six, Akwa Ibom- six, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers-two, Niger- two, Benue- one and Anambra- one.”

CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 18TH 2020

Total Samples Tested > 7153
Total Confirmed cases   542
Discharged   166
Death   19

 

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Active Cases No. Discharged No of Deaths
Lagos 306 200 93 13
Abuja FCT 81 56 23 2
Kano 37 36 0 1
Osun 20 2 18 0
Oyo 16 11 5 0
Edo 15 8 6 1
Ogun 12 7 5 0
Kwara 9 7 2 0
Katsina 9 8 0 1
Bauchi 6 5 1 0
Kaduna 6 2 4 0
Akwa Ibom 6 3 3 0
Delta 4 3 0 1
Ondo 3 3 0 0
Ekiti 4 2 2 0
Enugu 2 0 2 0
Rivers 2 0 2 0
Niger 2 2 0 0
Benue 1 1 0 0
Anambra 1 1 0 0
Total 542 357 166 19

 

Source: Punch