Nigeria Records 20 New COVID-19 Cases Hours After Buhari’s Broadcast


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 343.

In a tweet via its Twitter handle, the center said of the 20 new cases, 13 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo.

It tweeted, “Twenty new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: 13 in Lagos, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo.

“As of 09:50 pm on the 13th April, there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths.”

“Lagos- 189 FCT- 56 Osun- 20 Edo- 14 Oyo- 11 Ogun- 9 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 5 Katsina-5 Kwara- 4 Ondo- 3 Delta- 3 Kano- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Benue- 1 Niger- 1 Anambra- 1”

Before the NCDC’s announcement, the Kano State Government has said it has recorded two more cases of COVID-19 in the state.

A government spokesman, Salihu Tanko, confirmed this in a tweet on Monday.

According to Tanko, the new cases had been in contact with the index case in the state, adding that the ywo cases bring the total number of positive cases identified so far in the state to three.

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