The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the confirmation of 86 fresh Coronavirus disease cases in the country.
The announcement of the new figure made late Sunday night brings the total number of the deadly virus to 627 out of which 170 patients have recovered and discharged while the death toll increased to 21.
Of the new figure, 70 of it were identified in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, while Jigawa, Bauchi and Borno has one cash each.
Also, the number of affected states increased to 22 out of the 36 states of the federation.
As at 11:50 pm 19th April, the breakdown of cases by state is:
Akwa Ibom- 9
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020
Also, one case previously reported in Kano, has been transferred to Jigawa state.
Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as of the 19th of April 2020.