Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus in the West African country.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday night, March 27.
According to the NCDC, of the eleven coronavirus cases recorded on Friday evening, eight were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, two in Enugu state and one in Edo State, southern Nigeria.
The development means the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen from seventy to eighty-one.
The NCDC tweeted: “11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State
“As at 11:55 pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death.
“As at 11:55 pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases, 3 discharged, 1 death. For a breakdown of cases by states in real-time, please see http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.
“Currently; Lagos- 52, FCT- 14, Ogun- 3, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 3, Edo- 2, Bauchi- 2, Osun-1 Rivers-1, Enugu- 2,” the tweet added.
11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 27, 2020