Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has confirmed 49 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.
This was disclosed via its Twitter handle on Saturday evening.
The newly reported cases put Nigeria at a total of 542 confirmed cases.
Nigeria has lost 19 patients and discharged 166.
23 cases were confirmed in Lagos, 12 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 10 in Kano, 2 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo and 1 in Ekiti state.
Nigeria has tested a total of 7153 patients and has an active cases of 357.
“Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 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 #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166 Deaths: 19.” NCDC tweeted on Saturday evening.