5 new cases confirmed as COVID-19 patients soar to 51 in Nigeria, first in Rivers


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The confirmation came in a Wednesday night tweet via the centre’s verified Twitter handle.

NCDC said two of the cases were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Lagos and one in Rivers.

According to the centre, this brings the total number of confirmed cases to 51, with majority Lagos.

“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers.

“3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.

“As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are 51 confirmed cases 2 discharged 1 death,” NCDC wrote.

See tweet:


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