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Nigeria records 86 new coronavirus cases, total now 627

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Sunday confirmed 86 new coronavirus cases in the country.


The new cases increase Nigeria’s total number of confirmed infections in the country to 627.

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno,” NCDC tweeted.

NCDC said the total number of fatalities recorded from the virus in Nigeria has increased to 21 while 170 have been discharged.

“One case previously reported in Kano, has been transferred to Jigawa state. Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as at the 19th of April 2020.