- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded a new casualty in the COVID-19 pandemic battle
- The sad information was tweeted by the agency on the morning of Sunday, April 5 as it confirmed 10 fresh cases in the country
- The NCDC, however, did not provide any further details about the fresh casualty
Nigeria's death toll in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5, according to information shared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The agency, in two separate tweets, confirmed that the casualty from the disease, which stood at 4 on Saturday, April 4, rose to 5 on Sunday, April 5.
However, the NCDC has yet to provide details on the latest death such as gender, state or even exact time of death.
When Legit.ng visited the agency's official website for an update, the fresh details had yet to be uploaded as at press time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that 10 new cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, were confirmed by the NCDC in an announcement on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 5 morning.
According to the NCDC, with the new discoveries, Nigeria's confirmed cases are now 224 in total. In the latest breakdown, 6 cases were discovered in Lagos, 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 2 cases in the oil-rich south-south state of Edo.
Before, the disease control agency, on Saturday, April 4, announced five new cases in a tweet, of which three were recorded in Bauchi and two in Abuja.
According to the agency, twenty-five coronavirus patients have been treated and discharged, while four people have died from the virus.
On Friday, April 3 night, the federal government confirmed a staggering 20 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total for the country at the time to 210.
It was then that the NCDC also announced that 2 more deaths were recorded as the patients succumbed to the pandemic. The total casualty stood at 4 until Sunday when the agency confirmed an increase to 5.
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