Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria has recorded the first death associated with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in that country.
The deceased is a 67-year-old Nigerian who returned home “following medical treatment in UK.”
According to Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the deceased had underlying medical conditions including multiple myeloma and diabetes and was also undergoing chemotherapy.
The development now brings the active number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 33 as two patients who were treated have been discharged after testing negative for the virus.
The breakdown of confirmed cases per state are as follows: Lagos – 25; Federal Capital (Abuja) – 6; Ogun – 2; Ekiti- 1; Oyo 1; Edo – 1.
There are five molecular laboratories in Nigeria Center for Disease Control’s laboratory network with the capacity to test for COVID19 in Nigeria.