Nigeria: NCDC Confirms 14 New Cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria

26 March 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 14 new cases of coronavirus, 12 in Lagos, 1 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 1 in Bauchi.

According to a tweet from the agency, "Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers & 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases.

"As at 7:35 pm 26th March, there are 65 confirmed, cases 3 discharged, 1 death.

"For a breakdown of cases by states in real-time, please see http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng Currently; Lagos- 44 FCT- 12 Ogun- 3 Ekiti- 1 Oyo- 1 Edo- 1 Bauchi-1 Osun-1 Rivers-1 Total: 65 confirmed cases."

14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos

Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 1 is close contact of a confirmed case

As at 7:35 pm 26th March, there are

65 confirmed cases

3 discharged

1 death pic.twitter.com/123vN6oNEB

-- NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 26, 2020

In a tiny breath of relief, six of the previously infected persons were reportedly set to be discharged after recovering impressively from the coronavirus pandemic.

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