Nigeria has confirmed 51 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In a tweet on Friday, the NCDC reported 32 cases in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two each in the Federal Capital Territory and Oyo, and one each in Ogun and Ekiti.
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
As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 17, 2020
The health agency also recorded an increase in four deaths, bringing total casualties to 17.
However, the number of discharged patients rose by seven to 159.