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There’re 288 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Nigeria, Says NCDC.
Fourteen new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos State and one in Delta State.
This has brought the total number to 288 in Nigeria.
As at 9:30pm of April 9, there are 288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged, seven deaths, have been so far recorded,” said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
See below for the breakdown of cases for each state:
Lagos – 158
FCT – 54
Osun – 20
Edo – 12
Oyo – 11
Bauchi – 6
Akwa Ibom – 5
Ogun – 4
Kaduna – 5
Enugu – 2
Ekiti – 2
Rivers – 2
Kwara – 2
Delta – 2
Benue – 1
Ondo – 1
Katsina – 1
Meanwhile, NCDC said it erroneously reported two new cases in Bauchi.
“Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases.
“We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results,” the centre said.
NCDC has further explained that Coronavirus disease is mainly spread from person to person, when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
“It is very important to stay at home and avoid gatherings.
“Protect yourself and loved ones by staying at home and avoiding contact with people,” NCDC added.