NCDC Revises Coronavirus Tally To 541, Apologizes To Ekiti For Reporting New Case

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On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that the cases of coronavirus has risen to 542 but now they’re apologizing to the Ekiti State Government for mistakenly announcing one new case in the state.

NCDC had initially recorded 49 new cases in five states and the Federal Capital Territory. They noted that 23 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 12 in Abuja, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun and one case each in Oyo and Ekiti state.

The error in the reported cases on Saturday brought the total number of cases in Ekiti to four. The agency has, however, made up for their shortcoming, saying the number of confirmed cases in Ekiti remains three.

“Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process. Therefore, as of April 18 2020, there are 541 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 deaths. Ekiti state has 3 confirmed cases, NOT 4.

“We apologise to the Government of Ekiti State for this error. We remain committed to improving our quality control processes, to ensure accurate and transparent reporting of cases”, the NCDC tweeted.

This is the second time the NCDC would admit an error in its daily updates on coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

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