COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 36 Cases Of Coronavirus, One Death

COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 36 Cases Of Coronavirus, One Death

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 23, 2020
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Head of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu Yellow fever
Head of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Nigeria has risen to 36 with one death.

The figure rose after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced on Monday, March 23, 2020 that five new cases had been confirmed.

The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded,” the agency reported on Twitter.

“The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy Our thoughts are with his family.”

According to the health agency, this is the latest update on the disease as of 9:45am on March 23, 2020.

A breakdown of the figure shows that two cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos respectively, while one case was confirmed in Edo State.

Of the total figure, Lagos State and the FCT have recorded 24 and six confirmed cases of COVID-19 being the highest in the country.

Similarly, Ogun State has confirmed two cases while Ekiti, Oyo, and Edo States have recorded one case each.

In tweets on its verified handle on Monday, the NCDC explained that 33 of the confirmed cases were active while the other two had been discharged. While one died.

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