As at 9.45 am Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus across Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 35.
The new cases include two in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Lagos and one in Edo. The total number of active cases is 33 with two discharged.
NCDC via its verified Twitter handle wrote: “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo 2 cases are returning travelers from the UK As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged.
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 pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020