Tuesday, February 16, 2021

[JUST IN] COVID-19: Nigeria records first death of patient as cases soar to 35


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National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed the death of a 67-year-old male Coronavirus patient who contacted the virus returned home following medical treatment in UK.

The deceased patient is identified as Sulaiman-Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Petroleum Pricing Monitoring Corporation, PPMC.

According to the NCDC, the deceased also had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy.

Recall that in the early hours of today, Monday, the centre confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus disease, bringing the number of infected persons to 35 across the country.

Giving the breakdown on their Twitter handle, the NCDC said two cases were in Abuja, another two in Lagos and one case was also confirmed in Edo State.

“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo 2 cases are returning travellers 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 centre wrote.

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