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Coronavirus: First Case Confirmed in Edo, As Nigeria Records First Death

Edo state, today, recorded its first case of COVID-19, thereby, joining Abuja, Lagos, Oyo and Osun states in the pandemic fight.

Responding to a telephone Chat with NAIJA CENTER NEWS earlier today, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia says, the state government will in no distance time make an announcement on the situation.

However, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on Monday via its Twitter handles.


The NCDC said additional five cases of Coronavirus were recorded on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 35.

The NCDC via its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, on Monday said, Five new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: two in Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), two in Lagos State and one in Edo State.

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK, dies of coronavirus in Nigeria today, despite measures to avoid deaths and stem the spread of coronavirus, the deadly pandemic

Disclosing this via its verified twitter handle, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said, The first  COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded.

He was reported to have had, underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 192 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance 
(the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).

So far, Coronavirus Cases recorded hits 349,189 cases, with Deaths toll at 15,303, while Recovered cases stand at 100,338 respectively.

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