By Victor Akuma
Sixteen new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in five states: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina.
The report was confirmed 9:30 pm Tuesday night on the Twitter handle of the NCDC.
“Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina,” the tweet read.
Although there was no breakdown on which state that discharged some patients, the agency reported that the number of discharged patients have risen to fourty-four with a total of six deaths.
It further reported that Nigeria now has a total of 254 confirmed cases of the virus.
“As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths”
The inclusion of Delta and Katsina makes it a total of seventeen (17) states affected by the pandemic in the country.