The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new deaths from complications of COVID-19 and 51 fresh cases of the infection across the country.
NCDC disclosed this in a tweet on Friday night.
This is the highest toll of confirmed cases of coronavirus in one single day.
The NCDC also announced that the number of fatalities recorded from coronavirus-related complications had increased 17.
It tweeted, “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.”