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India Returnee Dies Of Coronavirus In Lagos

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 21st Apr, 2020 -

A Nigerian who returned from India and contracted the coronavirus has lost his life.


India Returnee Dies Of Coronavirus In Lagos

A 45-year-old Nigerian who returned from India has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.

He said, “No new case of #COVID-19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020. However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos.

“One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian male who returned from India in January, 2020.”

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said 38 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665 in Nigeria.

According to the centre, three new states Gombe, Sokoto and Abia  have joined states with reported cases of the virus, as the number of states with confirmed cases now reached 25.

It stated that of the 38 new cases from eight states, 23 were reported in Kano; five in Gombe; three in Kaduna; two in Borno, two also in Abia, while one each was recorded in FCT, Sokoto and Ekiti.

It said, “On the 20th of April 2020, 38 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 665 cases have been confirmed, 188 cases have been discharged in Nigeria.

“Breakdown of cases by states: Lagos – 376, FCT-89, Kano-59, Osun-20, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Ogun-12, Kwara- nine, Katsina-12, Bauchi- seven, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers- two, Niger- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, Borno- three, Jigawa- two, Abia- two, Gombe – five, and Sokoto- one.”

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