UPDATE: First death recorded as confirmed cases rise to 36 – COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded its first death due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the case was a 67-year-old male who returned following a medical procedure in UK.

He had underlying medical conditions – multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.

The NCDC also confirmed six new cases of the COVID-19 today. This brings the total number of cases to 36.

The six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 3 in Lagos and 1 in Edo. 2 cases are returning travellers from the UK.

Currently; Lagos has 25; FCT, 6; Ogun, 2; Ekiti, 1; Oyo, 1; and Edo, 1.

Total confirmed cases: 36.

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