Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening confirmed 51 new cases of coronavirus.
NCDC said the new cases were discovered in eight states across the country.
“Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 32 in Lagos, 6 in Kano, 5 in Kwara, 2 in FCT, 2 in Oyo, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Ogun, 1 in Ekiti,” NCDC said.
“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159, Deaths: 17”