The information available to us confirms that Nigeria has recorded its first death case of the coronavirus after its outbreak.
The country has recorded so far 36 cases with 33 active cases and 2 discharged and 1 death case recorded.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the country’s first death from coronavirus via social media.
In a tweet, NCDC said the victim was a 67-year-old man who returned to the country following a medical procedure in the UK. He had underlying medical conditions and was undergoing chemotherapy.
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The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
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