The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday admitted it made a mistake in saying Ekiti State recorded a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Saturday.
It would be recalled that the NCDC had said the state recorded a new case o Saturday, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to four.
In a post on its Twitter handle on Sunday morning, the federal agency claimed the error came from its verification process.
It tweeted: “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.”