Nigeria’s total coronavirus deaths is now 19 on Saturday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via a tweet on Saturday night, saying a total of 166 recoveries have been recorded so far from 542 confirmed cases of infection.

NCDC tweeted, “Forty-nine new cases of COVID-19 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 COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.”

Amongst the recorded coronavirus deaths is that of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Kyari died on Friday after testing positive for cOVID-19 in March.

He was buried on Saturday at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja according to Islamic rites.

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