COVID-19: Nigeria records first death as case index hits 36

First Nigerian dies of Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded first death arising from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reveals.

The victim is a 67-year-old male who returned following a medical procedure in UK.

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

The NCDC also confirmed six new cases of the COVID-19 today. This brings the total number of cases to 36.

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The six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 3 in Lagos and 1 in Edo. 2 cases are returning travellers from the UK.

Currently; Lagos has 25; FCT, 6; Ogun, 2; Ekiti, 1; Oyo, 1; and Edo, 1.

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