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Nigeria records 35 new cases of COVID-19, total now 442

The NCDC has said that thirty-five fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 442.

NCDC announced via its Twitter handle on Thursday night that as at 10:20 pm 16th April there are 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the country. 

152 have been discharged with 13 deaths

The thirty-five new cases of COVID-19 are reported as follows:

19 in Lagos, 9 in FCT, 5 in Kano, 2 in Oyo

As at 10:20 pm 16th April, the states with confirmed cases of COVID-19: Lagos- 251, FCT- 67. Kano- 21, Osun – 20, Edo- 15, Oyo- 13.

Others are Ogun- 9, Katsina- 7, Bauchi- 6, Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6, Kwara- 4, Delta- 4, Ondo- 3, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1

 Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has however stated that the deadly coronavirus pandemic will get to all the 36 states in Nigeria.

He said NCDC will continue to be transparent with its operations and emphasised that the virus “will circulate in Nigeria, absolutely no doubt.”

“It will circulate in Nigeria, absolutely no doubt and our responsibility as a country is to prepare more, to be able to detect, isolate, treat, list contacts, and stop transmission,” he noted.

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