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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