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NCDC confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths as total hits 318

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The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as Lagos state extends the lead.

According to the NCDC, 11 of the new cases are in Lagos while Kano and Delta states have one each.

Following the latest announcement, the total cases in the country now stand at 318. Seventy of the cases have been discharged while 10 patients have died, indicating three new deaths since the last update.

Nigeria’s COVDI-19 index case was first confirmed in Lagos state in February 2020. Two months after, the virus has spread to 20 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the NCDC,

“As at 09:10 pm 12th April there are 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths. There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria.

The breakdown:

Lagos- 176

FCT- 56

Osun- 20

Edo- 12

Oyo- 11

Ogun- 7

Bauchi- 6

Kaduna- 6

Akwa Ibom- 5

Katsina-5

Kwara- 4

Delta- 3

Enugu- 2

Ekiti- 2

Rivers-2

Ondo- 2

Benue- 1

Niger- 1

Anambra- 1

Kano-1

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