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NCDC apologises to Ekiti over coronavirus update mistake

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  on Sunday, April 19, 2020 apologised to the Ekiti State Government for the error in its record of the confirmed COVID-19.

Kayode Fayemi
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

The centre on its verified Twitter account on Sunday morning  said: “Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

“Ekiti state has three confirmed cases, NOT four.

”Therefore, as at April 18 2020, there were 541 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 deaths.

“The NCDC apologised to the Government of Ekiti for this error.”

According to it, the 541 cases were recorded in 20 states of the federation.

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It noted  that the pandemic and majority of the active cases were in a stable condition.

It said the agency remains committed to improving it quality control processes, to ensure accurate and transparent reporting of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak cases in the country.

As at 10:40 pm April 18, number of states with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were: Lagos – 306, FCT – 81, Kano – 37, Osun – 20, Oyo – 16,  Edo – 15, Ogun – 12, Kwara – nine, and Katsina – nine, 

Others included Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Delta – four, Ekiti – three, Ondo – three, while Enugu, Rivers and Niger had two each, and Benue and Anambra, had one each.

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