Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 51 as Rivers records first case

By David Olalekan.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 51.

According to a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday night, one case was recorded in Rivers while Lagos and Abuja recorded two new cases each.

The NCDC further disclosed that three of the new cases were returning travellers while the other two were close contacts of an infected person.

The virus has so far infiltrated eight states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos recording the highest number of cases.


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