Coronavirus: Cases Hit 65 In Nigeria, 12 Fresh Patients In Lagos

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Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 65 from 51 with 14 more recorded. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this via its Twitter handle on Thursday night.

It said 12 of the cases are in Lagos while two are in Abuja.

The centre said six of the new cases were “detected on a vessel”, while three are returning travellers and two, a close contact of a confirmed case.

The latest data shows Lagos still has the highest number of cases, 44, while Abuja and Ogun have 11 and three cases respectively. Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Osun and Rivers all have one coronavirus patient each, while Bauchi has two.

Nigeria’s only casualty from the disease is Suleiman Achimugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), who died on Monday.

178 persons have been tested for the disease as of Tuesday, according to data from the NCDC.

The coronavirus has so far infected 2,819 persons in Africa across 46 countries, leading to 73 deaths.

Globally, there are 522,830 cases with 23,621 deaths. At least 123,300 have so far recovered from the infection.

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