The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has announced a new case of coronavirus in Oyo state thereby increasing the number of cases in the state to nine.
The agency disclosed this in a statement on its official twitter account on Saturday afternoon.
According to them, the new case does not increase the number of confirmed cases in the country because it is an error discovered in their report on Friday night where they added the case in Oyo to the 25 cases in Osun state.
FULL STATEMENT BY NCDC
“On the 3rd of April 2020, we reported 26 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. An error has been discovered in this report as follows:
“There were 25 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. The 26th case was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case and NOT a new case
“As at 10:30 pm 3rd April, there are 209 confirmed cases, 25 discharged and 4 deaths
For a breakdown of cases by states-
Akwa Ibom- 5
: Of the 25 new cases reported, 1 case was inadvertently reported from Osun state. This case was from OYO STATE
The correct breakdown is as follows:
We regret the error in our announcement of new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria yesterday.
The NCDC remains committed to ensuring transparency and accurate reporting of infectious disease cases in Nigeria