The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday disclosed that it made a mistake on the figures released as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.
The agency had in its daily coronavirus update in Saturday evening said the Nigeria recorded 49 new cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 542.
But the agency on Sunday afternoon said it erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti State, attributing it to an error in the verification process.
In a post via its Twitter handle, NDDC said: “Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.
“Therefore, as at April 18 2020, there are 541 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 deaths.
Ekiti state has 3 confirmed cases, NOT 4.”