17 Nigerians have been confirmed killed by the coronavirus as figure of infected persons climbs to 493 as at Friday with 51 new cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Twitter handle.
It wrote: “Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 32 in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two in FCT, two in Oyo, two in Katsina, one in Ogun, one in Ekiti.
“As of 10:10 pm on the 17th of April, there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159; Deaths: 17.”