Nigeria records 20 new coronavirus cases — toll rises to 131

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

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Monday evening.

The new cases are spread across Lagos, Kaduna, Oyo and the federal capital territory (FCT).

“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,” the tweet read.

Of the 131 confirmed cases, Lagos state has 81, FCT has 25 and Oyo has eight cases.

Ogun and Kaduna states have three cases each, while Edo, Osun, Enugu, and Bauchi states have two cases each.

Ekiti, Rivers and Benue states have recorded one case each.

Nigeria had earlier recorded its second death from the disease.

Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is the first victim of the disease in the country.

Globally, over 600,000 cases have been recorded with at least 36,000 people already dead from coronavirus.

(The Cable)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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