Nigeria confirms 86 new cases of COVID-19 — toll now 627

By Victor Akuma

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 86 new cases of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The announcement by the centre via its official Twitter handle on Sunday night brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 627.

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“A breakdown analysis of the 86 has Lagos with 70 cases, FCT Abuja 7, Katsina 3,Akwa Ibom 3, Jigawa 1, Bauchi 1 and Borno 1.

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

70 in Lagos
7 in FCT
3 in Katsina
3 in Akwa Ibom
1 in Jigawa
1 in Bauchi
1 in Borno

As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170, ” the centre reported.

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NCDC also stated that a case earlier reported in Kano has been transferred to Jigawa bringing total cases in Kano to 36.
” One case previously reported in Kano, has been transferred to Jigawa state.Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as at the 19th of April 2020.”

There are now 22 states affected by the pandemic in the country with the introduction of Borno and Jigawa states. Below is a full rundown by states.

Lagos- 376
FCT- 88
Kano- 36
Osun- 20
Oyo- 16
Edo- 15
Ogun- 12
Kwara- 9
Katsina- 12
Bauchi- 7
Kaduna- 6
Akwa Ibom- 9
Delta- 4
Ekiti- 3
Ondo- 3
Enugu- 2
Rivers-2
Niger- 2
Benue- 1
Anambra- 1
Borno- 1
Jigawa- 2

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