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NCDC announces four new deaths, 51 fresh COVID-19 cases

NCDC announces four new deaths, 51 fresh COVID-19 cases
April 17
22:06 2020
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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new deaths from complications of COVID-19 and 51 fresh cases of the disease.

The agency broke the news in a tweet on Friday night. This is the highest toll confirmed in a single day in Nigeria.

There are currently 493 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, 159 recoveries and 17 deaths.

“Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 32 in Lagos; 6 in Kano; 5 in Kwara; 2 in FCT; 2 in Oyo; 2 in Katsina; and one in Ogun and Ekiti,” the twee read.

“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159
Deaths: 17.”

Below is a breakdown of COVID-19 cases as of 10:10pm on April 17.

  • Lagos, 283
  • FCT- 69
  • Kano- 27
  • Osun- 20
  • Edo- 15
  • Oyo- 15
  • Ogun- 10
  • Kwara- 9
  • Katsina- 9
  • Bauchi- 6
  • Kaduna- 6
  • Akwa Ibom- 6
  • Delta- 4
  • Ondo- 3
  • Ekiti- 3
  • Enugu- 2
  • Rivers-2
  • Niger- 2
  • Benue- 1
  • Anambra- 1

The new cases were detected after NCDC announced that it had conducted over 500 tests within 24 hours.

From 6,649 cases on Thursday, the agency disclosed that the number of tests conducted at Friday evening were 7153, an increase of 504.

On March 30, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a two-week lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to check the spread of the disease.

At the expiration of the initial two weeks, the president extended it by 14 days.

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