BREAKING: NCDC Confirms 20 new COVID-19 cases, total now 343

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BREAKING: NCDC Confirms 20 new COVID-19 cases, total now 343


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing total cases to 343.

NCDC revealed that out of the 20 new cases, 13 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo.

With this development, it should be noted that the virus has spread to 20 new states in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.


NCDC Wrote,

“Twenty new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: 13 in Lagos, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo.

“As of 09:50 pm on the 13th April, there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths.

“Currently, the breakdown of cases by state:

Lagos- 189
FCT- 56
Osun- 20
Edo- 14
Oyo- 11
Ogun- 9
Bauchi- 6
Kaduna- 6
Akwa Ibom- 5
Katsina-5
Kwara- 4
Ondo- 3
Delta- 3
Kano- 3
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Rivers-2
Benue- 1
Niger- 1
Anambra- 1


Meanwhile, in a nationwide broadcast on Monday, the president extended the restriction by 14 days, saying the decision was a difficult one for his regime but would help to curb the further spread of the virus.

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