Nigeria books 16 new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 254

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 16 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 254.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this in a post on Twitter on Tuesday evening, said the new cases are spread across Lagos, Delta, Oyo, Kastina and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said, “Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, two in the FCT, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina.

“As at 9:30pm 7th April, there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.”

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