17 dead as Nigeria’s coronavirus toll jumps to 493

17 dead as Nigeria’s coronavirus toll jumps to 493


No fewer than 17 Coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Nigeria, 11 patients died in Lagos, two in Abuja, one each in Kano, Edo, Delta, and Katsina States.

The number of confirmed cases of disease on Friday night have increased to 493 in nation after 51 new infections were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control which disclosed this via its Twitter handle.

It also announced that the number of fatalities recorded from coronavirus-related complications had increased to 17.

NCDC data revealed that, Lagos has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries in Nigeria.

NCDC said, “Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 32 in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two in FCT, two in Oyo, two in Katsina, one in Ogun, one in Ekiti.

“As of 10:10 pm on the 17th of April, there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159; Deaths: 17.

The said, “As of 10:10 pm on the 17th of April, the number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT. Currently, Lagos has 283, FCT- 69, Kano- 27, Osun- 20, Edo- 15, Oyo- 15, Ogun- 10, Kwara- nine, Katsina – nine, Bauchi – six, Kaduna- six, Akwa Ibom- six, Delta- four, Ondo- three, Ekiti- three, Enugu- two, Rivers- two, Niger – two, Benue- one, and Anambra- one.”

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The NCDC also said that no fewer than 7153 samples have been tested for #COVID-19 in the Country.

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