Covid-19: NCDC confirms 5 new cases of viral disease

Covid-19: NCDC confirms 5 new cases of viral disease

- It seems that the cases of coronavirus in Nigeria are on a daily increase

- In fact, the NCDC on Friday, March 27, confirmed five new cases

- The agency reported that three new cases were identified in the FCT and two in Oyo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, March 27, confirmed five new cases of the global pandemic called coronavirus.

While three of the cases were identified in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two of them were discovered in Oyo state, bringing the number of cases in Nigeria to 70.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC had confirmed 14 new cases of the coronavirus infection in the country.

The NCDC in a tweet on Thursday, March 26, disclosed that 12 of the new cases were detected in Lagos, while one was confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja and another in Bauchi state.

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The agency said of the 14 cases, six were detected on a vessel. It said three cases are returning travellers into Nigeria while one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC had confirmed five new cases of the raging coronavirus in the country as Rivers state gets its first case.

According to the NCDC, two of the new cases are in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state.

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With the new confirmed cases, Nigeria now has 51 cases with two patients discharged and one death, as of Wednesday evening, March 25.

Also, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement released by the state government on Wednesday, March 25.

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The statement indicated that Governor Sule had earlier invited his medical team to conduct comprehensive tests on his person and obtain samples.

"All results so far show that he is negative. The public will be kept abreast of any new developments as regards the health status of His Excellency, Abdullahi Sule," the statement read partly.

Though the results are negative, Legit.ng gathered that Governor Sule has taken the precautionary measure to self-isolate and work from home so as to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

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Source: Legit.ng News

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