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Nigeria records 86 new coronavirus, total now 627

Nigeria has recorded 86 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 627.

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

It tweeted, “Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno

“As of 11:50 pm on the 19th of April, there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170; Deaths: 21.”

The centre earlier announced that it committed an error on Saturday by announcing a new case for Ekiti State.

“Yesterday (Saturday), we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

“We apologise to the Government of Ekiti State for this error.

“We remain committed to improving our quality control processes, to ensure accurate and transparent reporting of cases.”

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