COVID-19: 90 Days After. Of the 6 States and FCT that had cases 90 days ago, only Ekiti State has so far succeeded in keeping the figures low.
It is 90 days today since Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus death.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death of Suleiman Achimugu, former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), in its update on the virus on Monday, March 23, 2020.
The 67-year-old had underlying medical issues and had been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and only returned to Nigeria from the UK two weeks earlier.
Suleiman started exhibiting symptoms of the virus and the case was reported to the NCDC which took his blood sample for a test. He tested positive and was evacuated to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT but died at 2am same Monday, March 23, 2020 while receiving treatment.
On March 23, 2020, Nigeria recorded five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 36.
Out of the 36 cases, 33 were active while two patients had recovered and were discharged, while Suleiman Achimugu died.
According to the NCDC, the virus has spread to 5 States and the FCT
FCT – 7
Lagos – 24
Oyo – 1
Ogun – 2
Ekiti – 1
Edo – 1
COVID-19 Update: June 23, 2020
There are 675 new cases today as announced by the NCDC. This has brought total confirmed cases in Nigeria to nearly 21,000.
Of the 6 States and FCT that had cases 90 days ago, only Ekiti State has so far succeeded in keeping the figures low.
Here is the difference:
Lagos had 24, now 8,864
FCT had 7, now 1,583
Ogun had 2, now 663
Ekiti had 1, now 35
Edo had 1, now 797
Oyo had 1, now 988