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COVID-19: Nigeria records 86 new cases, total now 627

Nigeria has recorded 86 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 627.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also said via its Twitter handle on Sunday night that the total number of fatalities recorded from the virus in Nigeria has increased to 21.

According to the Tweet: “Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT (Federal Capital Territory), 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno.

“As of 11:50 pm on the 19th of April, there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170; Deaths: 21.

“One case previously reported in Kano, has been transferred to Jigawa state. Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as at the 19th of April 2020.

“The breakdown of cases by State is: Lagos- 376, FCT- 88, Kano- 36, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- 9, Katsina- 12, Bauchi- 7, Kaduna- 6, Akwa Ibom- 9, Delta- 4, Ekiti- 3, Ondo- 3, Enugu- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1, Borno- 1 and Jigawa- 2.”

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