Coronavirus: Nigeria’s confirmed cases rise to 40


The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 40, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed early Tuesday, after four new cases were diagnosed late on Monday.

The new cases were reported on the health agency’s situation report dashboard and its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov.

Two of the four cases were confirmed in travellers who just returned to the country.

Of the 40 cases, 28 had travel history to high-risk countries in the last two weeks.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health

A breakdown of the current cases shows that three of the cases were diagnosed in Lagos state and one in Abuja.

“As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged with one death recorded,” the NCDC said.

With the newest update, Lagos has so far reported 28 cases of the virus, FCT – 7, Ogun – 2, while Oyo, Ekiti, and Edo states have one case each.


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