Nigeria has confirmed 16 more cases of the coronavirus, the country’s centre for disease control has said.
This takes the total number of confirmed cases in the West African country to 254. 44 persons have been discharged and six dead.
Ten of the latest cases were reported in the commercial hub of Lagos, which has been under lockdown since last week in order to halt the spread of the virus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control tweeted about the latest numbers.
Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 7, 2020
As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths pic.twitter.com/UlDvzM3cUZ