Nigeria has announced that there are 10 new cases of coronavirus in the country, making the number of cases of the pandemic to a total of 22 so far.
The minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this in a latest information on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Below is the update as reported to newsmen:
“Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Lagos and Abuja.
“That is a total of 22 cases in Nigeria: Lagos, 16; FCT, 3; Ekiti, 1, and Ogun, 2,” he added.
The minister added that two of the patients have been discharged, and that “all cases are clinically stable and receiving adequate care”.
Similarly, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted that of the 10 new cases, 3 are in the Federal Capital Territory and 7 are in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. It added that 9 out of the 10 cases have travel history outside Nigeria in the last one week while the 10th case is a close contact of a confirmed case.
The NCDC tweeted: “@Fmohnigeria has confirmed 10 new cases of #COVID19 in #Nigeria Of the 10 new cases, 3 are in the Federal Capital Territory and 7 are in Lagos 9 out of the 10 cases have travel history outside Nigeria in the last one week. The 10th case is a close contact of a confirmed case.
“All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are being managed at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos. We urge the public to remain calm and adhere to social distancing and other measures in place.”