Nigeria records first CoronaVirus death; confirms 5 new cases today


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the first CoronaVirus death in Nigeria.

“The first #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom,” NCDC this morning posted on twitter.

“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.”

The victim is a former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, Suleiman Achimugu.

Achimugu, a native of Kogi State.

The NCDC also confirmed 5 new additional cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 35.

We earlier reported that the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was confirmed positive in Abuja on Sunday night.

“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: two in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), two in Lagos State and one in Edo State.

“Two cases are returning travellers from the United Kingdom. As of 09:45 am on 23rd of March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged.”



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