Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has confirmed 10 (ten) new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria; 3 (three) new cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 7 (seven) new cases in Lagos
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22 (twenty-two).
According to the Ministry, All 10 (ten) new cases are Nigerian nationals; 9 (nine) of them have travel history to the Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom.
The statement signed by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire said, “The Patients returned to the country in the past 1 (one) week; the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
” The 3 (three) cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja
Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada while the 7 (seven) new cases .
“in Lagos are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.
“All 10 (ten) new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment.
“As of the 21st of March 2020, 22 (twenty-two) cases have been confirmed, 2 (two) cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Federal Government of Nigeria remains committed to working with states to provide optimal care for all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
” contact tracing is ongoing to identify all persons who have been in
contact with the new confirmed cases.”