Enugu records first coronavirus case, 81 now in Nigeria


Enugu in southeast Nigeria has been added to states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa’s most populous nation.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
8 of those cases are in Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo State.

It’s the first time coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Nigeria’s landlocked southeast region.

“As at 11:55 pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death,” the NCDC added.

Nigeria’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have now been spread among 10 states as follows:

  • Lagos – 52

  • FCT – 14

  • Ogun – 3

  • Ekiti – 1

  • Oyo – 3

  • Edo – 2

  • Bauchi – 2

  • Osun – 1

  • Rivers – 1

  • Enugu – 2


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