By Eseoghene Emuke
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the country’s deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic have hit 19.
It stated this while announcing 49 new confirmed cases of the disease, bringing to 542 total number of positive cases so far recorded in the country.
NCDC announced this on Saturday via its Twitter handle, also saying that of 166 patients had been discharged across the country.
The Centre said of the 49, Lagos State has 23 cases which was closely followed by FCT Abuja which recorded 12 and Kano had ten.
It disclosed that Ogun State recorded two while Oyo and Ekiti States recorded one each respectively.
“Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, 2 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo, 1 in Ekiti.
“As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166. Deaths: 19”, the tweet read.