The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Friday. NCDC also announced that the country recorded two deaths in Lagos and Edo States.
The NCDC tweeted, “Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, three in the FCT, three in Edo, 2 in Osun and one in Ondo.
“Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo States. “As of 10:30 pm on 3rd of April, there are 210 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.”
This is coming after The PUNCHHealthWise had reported that a 55-year-old man, who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, died in the facility.
However, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has not responded to the enquiry on the dead COVID-19 patient in the state. Also, the NCDC did not state the facility where the patient died.
the patient’s family said that he died Friday morning. The hypertensive and diabetic patient was said to have presented to LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night with “malaise, tremors, and fever”.
He was said to have died of (complications arising from) the global pandemic COVID-19 disease. With the latest developments, Nigeria has recorded four deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCDC tweeted, “Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, three in the FCT, three in Edo, two in Osun and one in Ondo
“Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo States.