Just In: Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Now 305 As Easter Celebration Begins

Just In: Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Now 305 As Easter Celebration Begins

As Easter celebrations begin around the world with people stuck inside, Nigeria's confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 305 on Friday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known by means of its Twitter handle on Friday.

It tweeted, “17 new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: eight in Lagos, three in Katsina, two in FCT, one in Niger, one in Kaduna, one in Anambra and one in Ondo.

“As of 09:30 pm on the 10th of April, there are 305 confirmed cases, 58 discharged, seven deaths.”

Giving a state-by-state breakdown of the cases, NCDC said, “Currently, Lagos has 163 cases, FCT- 56, Osun – 20, Edo – 12, Oyo – 11, Bauchi – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Ogun – 7, Kaduna – six, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – two, Delta – two, Benue – one, Ondo – two, Katsina – four, Niger – one, and Anambra – one.”

The NCDC explained that three cases previously recorded for Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun.

“Three cases previously included as Lagos state’s cases have been transferred to Ogun state. The three cases live in satellite towns in Ogun close to Lagos.

“Therefore, Lagos has reported 163 confirmed cases while Ogun State has reported seven confirmed cases,” it added.

In the mean time, more than 1.6 million individuls have been infected around the world and the death toll hit 100,661 on Friday, as indicated by the World Health Organisation statistics.

The United States recorded in excess 1,700 new deaths on Thursday and Britain, 980 new fatalities.

France revealed close to 1,000 new deaths Friday while Italy’s confirmed cases toll remained t more than 18,000.

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