COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 44 Cases, As Ogun Traces 32

NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says Nigeria now has 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the NCDC, gave the figure on Tuesday in Abuja while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Ihekweazu said that the two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Lagos and Ogun states. The figure, however, does not include that of Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed and the four involving the Chief of State to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari and three staff members of his office.

The NCDC boss said that one of the new cases was a returning traveller. and the second case, a contact of a previously confirmed case.

“As at 1: pm on March 24, there were 42 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria-two discharged, one death.

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“The 42 confirmed cases are in six states. Twenty-nine are in Lagos, seven in the Federal Capital Territory, three in Ogun, one in Edo, one in Ekiti and one in Oyo.”

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, who gave an update on the new case in the state, said it involved a 62-year-old resident of Sagamu, who returned from the United Kingdom.

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