Enugu records first coronavirus case, 81 now in Nigeria

Enugu in southeast Nigeria, has been added to states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa's most populous nation.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is NCDC boss (LinkedIn)

8 of those cases are in Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo State.

It’s the first time coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Nigeria’s landlocked southeast region.

“As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death,” the NCDC added.

Nigeria’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have now been spread among 10 states as follows:

  • Lagos- 52
  • FCT- 14
  • Ogun- 3
  • Ekiti- 1
  • Oyo- 3
  • Edo- 2
  • Bauchi- 2
  • Osun-1
  • Rivers-1
  • Enugu- 2

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