Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 493 in Nigeria after 51 new infections were recorded on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.
It also announced that the number of fatalities recorded from coronavirus-related complications had increased to 17.
According to statistics obtained from the NCDC, Lagos has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries in Nigeria.
As at the time of filing reports we learnt that of the total 17 coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Nigeria, 11 patients died in Lagos, two in Abuja, one each in Kano, Edo, Delta, and Katsina.
“Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 32 in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two in FCT, two in Oyo, two in Katsina, one in Ogun, one in Ekiti.
“As of 10:10 pm on the 17th of April, there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159; Deaths: 17.”