Fifty-one new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded in Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, late Friday.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 493 confirmed cases in the country with 17 fatalities.
In Lagos, the economic hub of the West African country, a total of 32 new covid-19 case was recorded in the last 24 hours.
“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, 1 in Ogun, 1 in Ekiti State.
“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159 Deaths: 17.”
Nigeria’s Presidency had extended an initial two weeks lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun by another 14 days on the 13th April, 2020 during a nationwide broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the NCDC, at least 7,000 tests had been conducted in Nigeria since the first index case in March 2020.