Nigeria Records Second Confirmed Case of Death From Coronavirus
Nigeria has recorded her second case of death from the cornavirus, Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s minister of health, made this known during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja earlier today.
The minister said:
“Sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.
We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection.
As of today, the 30th of March, 2020, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria of which 68 are in Lagos, 21 in the FCT, seven in Oyo, three in Ogun, two in Bauchi, two in Edo, two in Osun, two in Enugu, and one each in Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna and Rivers States,” Ehanire further said.
The health minister also stated that Nigeria has 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying a majority of them were persons who came in from overseas.