The federal government on Thursday night said the country has recorded thirteen new cases of the coronavirus in Lagos state and one in Delta state.
This brings the total figure of Nigeria’s confirmed COVID-19 cases to 288.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle: @ncdcgov.
“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State.
“As at 09:30pm, 9th April, there are 288 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths,” it stated.
It added that Lagos now had 158 cases, FCT- 54, Osun- 20, Edo- 12, Oyo- 11, Bauchi- 6, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun- 4, Kaduna- 5, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-2, Kwara- 2, Delta- 2, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1, Katsina-1
Meanwhile, the Centre has confirmed that it erroneously reported two cases in Bauchi state.
“Yesterday, we erroneously reported 2 new cases in Bauchi. Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases.
“We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results,” it tweeted.
Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020