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.”
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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