Nigeria Records 17 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 305



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 17 new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections recorded so far to 305.

In a tweet on Friday evening, the health agency revealed that the latest cases were recorded in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The states include Lagos – eight, Katsina – three, FCT – two, as well as one case each in Niger, Kaduna, Anambra, and Ondo States.


The NCDC revealed that seven more people have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of those discharged to 58.

It noted that no new fatality was recorded as the death toll in the country stood at seven.

The health agency, however, made some clarification on the total number of cases confirmed in Lagos State.



In another tweet, it explained that three cases previously included as Lagos have been transferred to Ogun State, saying the affected persons live in satellite towns in Ogun close to Lagos.

“Therefore, Lagos State has reported 163 confirmed cases while Ogun State has reported seven confirmed cases,” the NCDC stated.

Meanwhile, the health agency has updated its case summary on coronavirus, saying a total of 5,000 people have been tested.

Case summary in Nigeria as of April 10, 2020.

Total Samples Tested > 5000
Total Confirmed cases 305
Discharged 58
Death 7
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No of Deaths
Lagos 163 129 46 2
Abuja FCT 56 41 7 2
Osun 20 19 1 0
Edo 12 9 0 1
Oyo 11 10 0 0
Ogun 7 5 2 0
Bauchi 6 3 0 0
Kaduna 6 5 0 0
Akwa Ibom 5 5 0 0
Katsina 4 3 0 1
Enugu 2 2 0 0
Ekiti 2 1 1 0
Kwara 2 0 0 0
Rivers 2 1 1 0
Ondo 2 2 0 0
Delta 2 1 0 1
Benue 1 1 0 0
Niger 1 1 0 0
Anambra 1 1 0 0
Total 305 240 58 7
Akinola Ajibola

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