Nigeria records 14 new coronavirus cases, total now 65


Nigeria has recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 65.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Thursday.

According to the NCDC, two of the 14 new cases are in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 12 in Lagos State.

The breakdown of the cases showed that Lagos maintained its lead with 44 cases, The PUNCH reports.

The NCDC tweeted, “14 new cases of #COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria; two in FCT, 12 in Lagos.

“Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, three are returning travellers into Nigeria and one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

“As of 8:35 pm of March 26, 2020, there are 65 confirmed cases (in Nigeria), three discharged and one dead.

“For a breakdown of cases by states in real-time, Lagos now has 44 cases; FCT- 12; Ogun- three; Ekiti- one; Oyo- one; Edo- one; Bauchi- one; Osun- one; Rivers – one.”


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