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BREAKING: Coronavirus kills 36-year-old in Lagos as toll hits 224



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one death from complications of COVID-19 and 10 new cases, in their latest tweet on Sunday morning.


Of the figure, six were confirmed in Lagos, while the federal capital territory and Edo recorded two cases each.

As of 11:30 am on April 5, 2020, Nigeria had recorded 224 cases of coronavirus infections.

“Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo. As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-seven have been discharged with five deaths,” the tweet read.


Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi also confirmed that a 36-year-old man died of coronavirus in the state.

He tweeted, “We lost a COVID-19 patient – a 36-year-old Nigerian male who died in a private facility on the 4th of April, 2020. (The) total number of #COVID-19 patients who have died are now two.

“A case was evacuated bringing total evacuated to two. Six new cases of #COVID-19 confirmed, bringing total confirmed cases to 115. A #COVID-19 patient was discharged on the 4th of April, 2020. The number of #COVID-19 patients, who have fully recovered and discharged is now 24.”

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