Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Now 288 As NCDC Confirms 14 More

The NCDC disclosed that 13 of the 14 new cases were recorded in Lagos, while one was recorded in Delta State.

The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 63,508 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com
The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 63,508 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The country’s confirmed cases have now jumped to 288 from the 274 total of the previous day.

The NCDC, which disclosed this in its daily twitter update on Thursday night said that 13 of the 14 new cases were recorded in Lagos, while one was recorded in Delta State.

It also disclosed that 51 patients had so far recovered and discharged, while seven persons had died of the pandemic in the country.

“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State

“As at 09:30 pm 9th April there are 288 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths,” it tweeted.

The agency further apologised for misinforming the public that two new cases were confirmed in Bauchi State on Wednesday.

NCDC said, “Yesterday, we erroneously reported 2 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”.

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in 17 Nigerian states as follows; Lagos- 145, FCT- 54, Osun- 20, Oyo- 11, Edo- 12, Bauchi- 6, Akwa Ibom- 5, Kaduna- 5, Ogun- 4, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-2, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1, Kwara- 2, Delta- 2 and Katsina-1.

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