COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 51 cases

Amaka E. Nliam


The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases in Nigeria: 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, 2 in Lagos (South-West Nigeria) and 1 in Rivers state (Southern Nigeria), bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 51.

Of these 5 new cases, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria, while 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.

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Lagos: 32

FCT: 10

Ogun: 3

Ekiti: 1

Oyo: 1

Edo: 1

Bauchi: 1

Osun: 1

Rivers: 1

Total: 51 confirmed cases

2 discharged

1 death

Amaka E. Nliam