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BREAKING: COVID-19 toll Increases in Nigeria as NCDC Confirms 20 New Cases



Nigeria has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 131 in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control via its Twitter handle said, “20 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria.

Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State

As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths .

With the confirmation of the 20 new cases in the country, Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory are leading in the number of confirmed cases recorded.

For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, Currently, Lagos- 81, FCT- 25 , Ogun- 3 , Enugu- 2 , Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 8, Edo- 2, Bauchi- 2, Osun-2 , Rivers-1 Benue- 1Kaduna- 3.

Earlier on Monday, the Nigerian Government confirmed the second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.


The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He said, “Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment. But 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.

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