COVID-19: We regret our error, actual figure is 209 not 210, NCDC apologise

Coronavirus
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Saturday, apologises to Nigerians over it error in announcing confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country on Friday.

The agency stated that the total number of cases in Nigeria as of 10.30 pm on Friday is 209 and not 210 that was earlier reported.

Following the correction, Lagos State tops the chat with 109 cases, followed by the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja which has 41 cases and Oyo nine cases.

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The NCDC on its Twitter handle, stated that “On 3rd of April 2020, we reported 26 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. An error has been discovered in this report as follows:

“There were 25 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. The 26th case was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case and not a new case.

“Of the 25 new cases reported, 1 case was inadvertently reported from Osun state. This case was from Oyo State.

“The correct breakdown is as follows: Lagos- 11, Osun- six, FCT- three, Edo- three, Ondo- one, Oyo- one.

“As at 10:30 pm 3rd April, there are 209 confirmed cases, 25 discharged and four deaths.

“For a breakdown of cases by states, Lagos has 109 cases, FCT- 41, Osun- 20, Oyo- nine, Akwa Ibom- five, Ogun- four, Edo- seven, Kaduna- four, Bauchi- three, Enugu- two, Ekiti- two, Rivers-one, Benue- one, and Ondo- one.

“We regret the error in our announcement of new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria yesterday (Friday).

“The NCDC remains committed to ensuring transparency and accurate reporting of infectious disease cases in Nigeria.”

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