The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 34 new coronavirus cases in the country.
The agency announced the latest cases in a tweet late Wednesday, April 15.
“Thirty-four new cases of COVID19 have been reported as follows: 18 Lagos, 12 in Kano. 2 in Katsina, 1 in Delta, 1 in Niger. As of 11:20 pm 15th April, there are 407 confirmed cases of COVID1-9 reported in Nigeria. 128 have been discharged with 12 deaths,” the tweet read.
“Thirty-four new cases of COVID19 have been reported as follows:
12 in Kano
2 in Katsina
1 in Delta
1 in Niger
“As at 11:20 pm 15th April, there are 407 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 128 have been discharged with 12 deaths.”
As of 11:20 pm on April 15, the number of states with confirmed cases of COVID-19 is:
Akwa Ibom- 6
Meanwhile, the report says that the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) announced the death of Chugbo Emeka, a medical doctor.
The announcement was made via a post on the association’s Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, April 15.
The doctor who was reportedly a private medical practitioner was said to have died after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient.
He reportedly died at the isolation ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The tweet reads: “NMA LAGOS regrets to announce the death of Dr. Chugbo Emeka at the LUTH isolation ward. He died on 15/04/2020. He was a Private Medical Practitioner who was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
“We condole with his family and d medical community for this painful loss. “NMA, Lagos.”
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