Nigeria Records First Covid-19 Death, As Virus Touchdown In Edo State.
The first case of death from disease related to coronavirus pandemic occurred in Nigeria on Monday, 23rd March, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC announced.
The death occurred as the first incidence of the virus spread to Edo State.
The death was of a 65 year old male who had just returned from the United Kingdom who also said to have a cancer disease.
Earlier the NCDC announced that the coronavirus pandemic touched down in Edo State on Monday as five new cases of the virus were reported. Two of the five cases were each reported in Lagos and Abuja.
The development brought the total number of cases in the country to 35 with two of the cases no longer active.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the developments on its Twitter handle.