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Fear Grips Lagos, Kano Residents As Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 542

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced that the country has recorded 49 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 542.

In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC said 23 cases were identified in Lagos, 12 in the FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun and one each in Oyo and Ekiti.

The agency also recorded an increase in the number of deaths to 19, while 166 patients have been discharged.

It wrote: “Forty-nine new cases 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 cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166 and Deaths: 19”

See the number of states with confirmed cases of COVID19:

Lagos- 306
FCT- 81
Kano- 37
Osun- 20
Oyo- 16
Edo- 15
Ogun- 12
Kwara- 9
Katsina- 9
Bauchi- 6
Kaduna- 6
Akwa Ibom- 6
Delta- 4
Ekiti- 4
Ondo- 3
Enugu- 2
Rivers-2
Niger- 2
Benue- 1
Anambra- 1

Nigeria’s number of infections are expected to continue to rise, as the NCDC has said it is ramping up testing across the country.

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