Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 44

Nigeria has recorded fresh coronavirus cases in the federal capital territory (FCT) and Bauchi state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

The centre said the cases had travel history to Germany and the UK. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 44.

“2 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT and 1 in Bauchi. The cases have travel history to Germany and the UK. As at 06:25 pm on 24th March, there are 44 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death,” the agency tweeted.


Of the 44 confirmed cases, Lagos has 29, FCT, eight and Ogun three. Ekiti, Oyo, Edo and Bauchi have one case each.

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor, are among the key officials who have tested positive for the virus.

Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is Nigeria’s first and only casualty from COVID-19.

He died from the virus after returning from the UK

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