BREAKING: Nigeria’s coronavirus cases now 362 after 19 test positive

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Nineteen new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria on Tuesday.
Of the 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 14 were recorded in Lagos, two in the Federal Capital Territory, one each in Kano, Akwa Ibom, and Edo states.
This brings the total number of cases in the country to 362, The PUNCH reports.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The NCDC also confirmed that one new death has been recorded, making the number of fatalities from the infection rise to 11.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the deceased is a 56-year-old Nigerian man, who returned from the United States.
Six of the 11 fatalities were recorded in Lagos, two in Abuja, while Edo, Katsina, and Delta states recorded one each, The PUNCH reports.

The newly-released statistics showed that 99 patients have been discharged from the virus that had spread to 19 states and the FCT.
The centre tweeted, “Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported as follows: 14 in Lagos, two in FCT, one in Kano, one in Akwa Ibom, one in Edo.
“As of 09:20 pm on the 14th of April, there are 362 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 99 have been discharged with 11 deaths.

NCDC said, “Currently, Lagos has 203 cases, FCT- 58, Osun- 20, Edo- 18, Oyo- 11, Ogun – nine, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – five, Delta – three, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – four, Ondo – three, Benue – one, Niger – one, Anambra – one and Kano – three.”
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday evening announced the extension of the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

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