COVID-19: Confirmed Cases Rises To 27 In Nigeria – NCDC

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Nigerian Centre for Disease Control on Sunday announced the confirmation of five new corona-virus (COVID-19) cases in the country.

The Centre made this known in a statement on its website stating, “On the 22nd of March 2020, five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.”

According to the statement, “three (3) are in Lagos State and one (1) in Oyo State and one (1) in F.C.T”.

So far, “twenty-seven (27) cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria,” says the statement.

The Centre restates its commitment to the fight against COVID-19 saying “a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,

Statistics on the Centre’s website gives a breakdown of the virus – Lagos State has 19 cases, FCT Abuja has 4 cases, Ogun State has 2 cases, Ekiti State has 1 case and Oyo State 1 case.

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