COVID-19: Nigeria records 16 new cases, total 254

Amaka E. Nliam


Nigeria has recorded 16 new cases that have tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 254.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Tuesday, 7th April  at 9:30 p.m (Local Time).

According to @NCDCgov, out of these new cases, 10 were reported in Lagos state, 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, 2 in Oyo state (South-West Nigeria), 1 in Delta state (Southern Nigeria) and 1 in Katsina state (Northern Nigeria); the last two states each reporting their first cases ever.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has continued to urge Nigerians to #TakeResponsibility as one may not immediately know who is infected with COVID-19.

Speaking via Twitter @NCDCgov, the country’s national public health institute advised thus:

“Keeping a social distance by staying 2 metres away from people, especially someone coughing or sneezing can help  #PreventCOVID19Spread.



Here is a breakdown of confirmed cases by states in the country:

Amaka E. Nliam