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49 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; total now 542

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night confirmed 49 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

The latest figure has therefore increased the number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 542.

The NCDC said on its Twitter handle that 23 new cases were discovered in Lagos, 12 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 10 in Kano, two in Ogun and one each in Oyo and Ekiti States.

The centre said 166 have recovered from COVID-19 and 19 others died from complications resulting from the disease.

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It said: “Forty-nine new cases of COVID-19 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 COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.”

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