The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that it made a mistake in the figures it released on Friday where it said 26 new cases were confirmed instead of 25, saying one of the cases was a previous confirmed case and not a new one.
It also said of the 25 new cases, one which was actually from Oyo State was inadvertently referred to as a case from Osun State.
The NCDC in its daily report on its twitter handle on Saturday, said Oyo now has nine cases while Osun now has 20.
The report reads: “On 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.
“Of the 25 new cases reported, one case was inadvertently reported from Osun state. This case was from OYO STATE.
The correct breakdown is as follows: Lagos- 11, Osun- 6, FCT- 3, Edo- 3, Ondo- 1, Oyo- 1.
“As at 10:30 pm 3rd April, there are 209 confirmed cases, 25 discharged, four deaths.
For a breakdown of cases by states-Lagos- 109, FCT- 41, Osun- 20, Oyo- 9, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun- 4, Edo- 7, Kaduna- 4, Bauchi- 3, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers 1, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1.
“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.”
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:
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 4, 2020