- Nigeria's total confirmed coronavirus cases have jumped to 224 in the latest announced by the country's disease control agency
- NCDC announced in a tweet that the new cases were in Lagos and Edo states as well as the FCT
- On Saturday, April 4, the agency had confirmed 5 new cases late in the day but confirmation started early on Sunday, April 5
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has uncovered 10 new cases of the deadly pandemic coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
The NCDC announced the confirmation in a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 5 morning.
According to the NCDC, with the new discoveries, Nigeria's confirmed cases are now 224 in total.
In the latest breakdown, 6 cases were discovered in Lagos, 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 2 cases in the oil-rich south-south state of Edo.
Legit.ng notes that just on Saturday, April 4, the disease control agency announced five new cases in a tweet, of which three were recorded in Bauchi and two in Abuja.
According to the agency, twenty-five coronavirus patients have been treated and discharged, while four people have died from the virus.
Meanwhile, the NCDC apologised to the public for making an error in its update of coronavirus cases in the country.
On its official Twitter page, the NCDC said that on the number of cases in Nigeria on Friday, April 3, was actually 25.
The said case, according to the agency, was from Oyo state.
Legit.ng notes further that as the confirmed cases rise, the number of those discharged also increases. The total for that is now at 224.
The Lagos state government had on Friday, April 3, announced that it has discharged four coronavirus patients after they tested negative twice.
Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a news conference held at the Island maternity hospital on Lagos Island.
He said of the four patients released, there were three females and one male, saying that one of the females was an eight-week-old baby.
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