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Nigeria records first death from Coronavirus in Abuja

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday confirmed the first death from the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria.

The NCDC disclosed this via its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, saying the deceased was a 67-year-old United Kingdom returnee.

It said: “The first #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.”

Read also: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria now 35

The Centre had on Monday morning confirmed five fresh cases of COVID-19 in Abuja, Lagos and Edo States.

The fresh discoveries bring to 35 the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country.

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