Nigeria has recorded 49 new coronavirus cases which now takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 542.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 23 new cases were recorded in Lagos state, 12 were recorded in Abuja, 10 were recorded in Kano, 2 were recorded in Ogun, one was recorded in Ekiti while the last one was recorded in Oyo state.

The number of deaths also increased to 19 while the total number of discharged persons hit 166.

The NCDC tweeted:

“Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

23 in Lagos

12 in FCT

10 in Kano

2 in Ogun

1 in Oyo

1 in Ekiti

As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166 Deaths: 19″