COVID-19 update: Confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 36 as pandemic spreads to Edo 

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NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chile Ihekweazu

ABUJA – The number of confirmed of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen to 36, addition to the 35 initially announced on Monday morning by the Centre for Control (NCDC).

The figure rose after the Centre for Control (NCDC) announced on Monday six had been confirmed.

According to the health agency, this is the latest update on the as of 10:35am on March 23, 2020.

As of 9:45am, a breakdown of the figure showed two were confirmed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and respectively, while case was confirmed Edo State.

Of the figure of 35 earlier, 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, , and Edo States have recorded case each.

In tweets on its verified handle on Monday, the NCDC explained 33 of the confirmed cases were active while the two had been discharged.