COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020
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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Saturday, April 18, 2020

Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Saturday, April 18th, 2020.

Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease

The Kano State Government has confirmed six new cases of Coronavirus.

The development was revealed on Twitter on Friday by the State Ministry of Health.

It said, “As at 10:56 pm, 17th April 2020, @KanostateNg confirms Six (6) additional cases of COVID-19, totalling 27 cases, 1 death #StayAtHome #StaySafeNigeria, #lockDownKano.”

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed Fifty-One new cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday.

NCDC in a post on its official Twitter account around 10:10 pm on Friday noted that the total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 493, while  159 people have been discharge and 17 death recorded.

According to the NCDC, Lagos state has 32 confirmed cases, while Kano has 6 cases, 5 in Kwara, 2 in FCT, 2 in Oyo, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Ogun and 1 in Ekiti.

The Lagos state government on Saturday announced that three patients have died due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known in a post on Twitter by the State Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

Prof. Abayomi disclosed that the deceased are two males and a female aged 52, 63 and 67 respectively.

He added that two of the victims had underlying health issues.

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