Lagos, Kano States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, topped the list as 49 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Saturday night.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced via its Twitter handle @NCDCgov that Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti also recorded new cases.
The tweets read: “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported:
23 in Lagos12 in FCT10 in Kano2 in Ogun1 in Oyo1 in Ekiti
“As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Discharged: 166, Deaths: 19 #TakeResponsibility
“As at 10:40 pm 18th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT.”
Prompt News reports that three deaths were recorded today in Lagos, including the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Find the breakdown of confirmed cases by state below:
Akwa Ibom- 6