Nigeria: Coronavirus cases rise to 542, claim 19 lives


Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases are on a steady rise as the number of infected cases jumped to 542 on Saturday night and 19 deaths.

The scenario is causing panic among Nigerians, who says on social media that the lockdowns across the country may have missed the target of reducing infections.

In its latest bulletin, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control saud the infected oersons were spread across 20 states.

It reads: “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

23 in Lagos
12 in FCT
10 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Ekiti

As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 166
Deaths: 19

“As at 10:40 pm 18th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT

Lagos- 306
FCT- 81
Kano- 37
Osun- 20
Oyo- 16
Edo- 15
Ogun- 12
Kwara- 9
Katsina- 9
Bauchi- 6
Kaduna- 6
Akwa Ibom- 6
Delta- 4
Ekiti- 4
Ondo- 3
Enugu- 2
Niger- 2
Benue- 1
Anambra- 1.”

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