The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday confirmed 51 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 493.
On its Twitter page on Friday night, NCDC said 32 were recorded in Lagos, 6 in Kano, 5 in Kwara, 2 in the Federal Capital territory (FCT), 2 in Oyo, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Ogun and 1 in Ekiti State.
The health agency also recorded an increase of four deaths, bringing total casualties to 17, while the number of discharged patients rose by seven to 159.
“Fifty-one new cases 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,” NCDC said.
“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159, Deaths: 17”
As at 10:10 pm 17th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT
Akwa Ibom- 6
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 17, 2020
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