Laboratory tests confirmed 49 new cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday night, raising the country’s total to 541.
Among the new cases, 23 are in Lagos, 12 in Abuja, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Oyo.
Despite the number of infections, a total 166 people infected have been treated and discharged.
Lagos remains the state with the highest number of infections, 306 as at Saturday evening.
Nineteen people have died.
The infections have spread to a total 20 states, including the FCT.
NCDC, which has been pushing updates on the numbers of infections, deaths and treatment on social media to maintain social distancing, provided the number of infections in respective states.
- 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- 3
- Ondo- 3
- Enugu- 2
- Niger- 2
- Benue- 1
- Anambra- 1
Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.
Therefore, as at April 18 2020, there are 541 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 deaths.
Ekiti state has 3 confirmed cases, NOT 4 pic.twitter.com/6lqKG1ONVj
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020