The NCDC has announced that the first death in the country has been recorded after a 67 year old man died from the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The old man was said to have had preexisting health condition including being diabetic and undergoing chemotherapy.
The number of cases in the country has now risen to 35 with a new case being discovered in previously unaffected Edo state.
See statement below:
The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. 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
Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo
2 cases are returning travellers from the UK
As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged
For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see covid19.ncdc.gov.ng
Ogun – 2
Total: 35 confirmed cases
See tweets below