Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus

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Nigeria has recorded its second coronavirus death as cases in the country increased to 111.

This was confirmed on Monday in at a press briefing in Abuja by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, The Punch reports.

“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,” he said

According to the minister, 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 added.

Ehanire stated that the fatality was recorded during the weekend. The contact is reportedly a 67-year-old engineer, who returned from the United Kingdom, showed symptoms of the virus and died on March 23, 2020.

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