Nigeria Records First Coronavirus Death Case

Nigeria Records First Coronavirus Death Case

It has been confirmed that one of the 33 persons infected with the novel coronavirus in Nigeria has died.

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death in its update on the virus on Monday.

It said the 67-year-old deceased had underlying medical issues and had been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and only returned to the country recently.

The patient, now identified as Suleiman Achimugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died at 2 am on Monday.

However, out of the 36 cases, 33 are active while two patients have recovered and discharged.

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