JUST IN: 14 New Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria

In News 2020-03-26 20:14:15
JUST IN: 14 New Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria
JUST IN: 14 New Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria

By Samuel Victor Akpan

 

There are 14 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

 

This was confirmed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night.

 

According to the NCDC, 12 of the cases are in Lagos, one in Abuja and another one is in Bauchi.

 

The NCDC also revealed that of the 14 new cases, six were detected on a vessel while three are travelers returning to the country. The other case is a close contact of a confirmed case.

 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 65. Three people have been discharged while one death has been recorded.

 

Earlier, Nigeria Info reported exclusively that six more people have recovered from the Coronavirus in Nigeria.

 

The Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this in an interview with Sheriff Quadry on the Morning Crossfire.

 

According to Abayomi: "we are going to discharge six out of our 24 patients. So our admitted patients will go down theoretically to 18 but if we admit more they will go up."

 

Meanwhile, Abayomi assured Nigerians that the government is working hard to ensure cases of coronavirus are contained adding that Lagos State has "expanded capacities" to deal with the pandemic.

 

Additonal report by Olamide Fadoju