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.
The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
However, out of the 36 cases, 33 are active while two patients have recovered and discharged.