A victim of the Covid-19 virus is evacuated from the Mulhouse civil hospital, eastern France, Monday March 23, 2020. The Grand Est region is now the epicenter of the outbreak in France, which has buried the third most virus victims in Europe, after Italy and Spain. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
A victim of the Covid-19 virus is evacuated from the Mulhouse civil hospital, eastern France, Monday March 23, 2020. The Grand Est region is now the epicenter of the outbreak in France, which has buried the third most virus victims in Europe, after Italy and Spain. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Nigeria records its first coronavirus death, as total cases rise to 36

By Brenda Masilela Time of article published Mar 23, 2020

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PRETORIA - Nigeria has recorded its first Covid-19 death on Monday, the Nigerian Diseases National Control (NDNC) said via Twitter, adding that the case was of a 67-year-old male who had returned from Britain following medical treatment.

“He had underlying medical conditions, multiple myeloma and diabetes and a was undergoing chemotherapy. Our thoughts are with his family,” read the tweet.

The NDNC has confirmed five new cases, bringing the tally to 36.

According to the World Health Organisation, the number of deaths in Africa is still 20.

The organisation said more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed on the African continent as of March 21.

African News Agency

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