• NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chile Ihekweazu
ABUJA – The number of confirmed
cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has risen to 36, one addition to the 35 initially announced on Monday morning by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The figure rose after the
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday that six new cases had been confirmed.
According to the health agency, this is the latest update on the
disease as of 10:35am on March 23, 2020.
As of 9:45am, a breakdown of the figure showed
that two cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos respectively, while one case was confirmed in Edo State.
total figure of 35 reported earlier, Lagos State and the FCT recorded 24 and six confirmed cases of COVID-19, being the highest in the country.
Similarly, Ogun State has confirmed two cases while Ekiti,
Oyo, and Edo States have recorded one case each.
In tweets on its verified handle on Monday, the NCDC explained
that 33 of the confirmed cases were active while the other two had been discharged.