Coronavirus Increases To 51 After NCDC Confirms 5 New Cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja.
According to the NCDC, three out of the five cases are returning travellers into Nigeria while the remaining two are close contacts of a confirmed case.
Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers
3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case
As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are
51 confirmed cases
1 death pic.twitter.com/DmJ47wntZ6
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 25, 2020
This has brought the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 51.
The virus has now spread to nine states.
As at 11:25 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, there are 32 cases in Lagos; 10 in Abuja; 3 in Ogun, while Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun and Rivers state have one case each.
So far, only one death has been recorded.