Breaking: Nigeria Records First Coronavirus Death as Confirmed Cases Rise to 36

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SWITZERLAND, MARCH 23 – Nigeria has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus(Covid 19). According to the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), the victim was a 67-year-old with underlying medical conditions.

“The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy Our thoughts are with his family, ” the NCDC tweeted on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded a total of 36 confirmed cases across 6 states and the FCT as at Monday morning.

Five new cases were confirmed on Monday morning: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo

2 cases are returning travellers from the UK

Lagos- 25
FCT- 6
Ogun- 2
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1

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