The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that there is a fourth case of COVID-19 in Nigeria’s Federal Capital. The new case was reported at 11:00 a.m. while the other three of the previous cases were reported last week.
The latest COVID-19 case brings the total number so far announced on Sunday morning to five: three in Lagos, one in Abuja and one in Oyo state. This implies that Nigeria has so far reported 27 cases of COVID-19 since the first case was reported on February 27.
One new case of #COVID19 has been confirmed in FCT, Nigeria
As at 11:00 am on the 22nd of March, there are 27 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Of the 27 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged with no death pic.twitter.com/Taxi37NzjW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 22, 2020
As of the time of reporting, Lagos state had reported 19 cases, Abuja – four, Ogun- two, Ekiti – one and Oyo – one.
There might be a rise in cases as the government has intensified contact tracing to trace those who might have been in contact with the infected people.