Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 288

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Nigeria has recorded another 14 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total to 288. 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Thursday, said 13 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos while the other one was from Delta. One death was also added to the total tally by the NCDC.

It said, “Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria.

“13 in Lagos and one in Delta State. As at 9:30pm on April 9, there are 288 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 

“Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths.”

The NCDC added that it reported two old cases from Bauchi as new on Wednesday.

“Yesterday, we erroneously reported two new cases in Bauchi. Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases,” it said on its Twitter handle.