- Coronavirus: Nigeria Records First Death as Cases Rise to 35
Nigeria has recorded its first death due to the ravaging coronavirus, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.
Suleiman Achimugu, a 67-year old former managing director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, returned from the United Kingdom two weeks ago after a brief medical procedure.
According to NCDC, he had underlying medical conditions – multiple myeloma & diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.
However, a family source quoted by SaharaReporters, said despite the NCDC been informed of the 67 years old condition and even took his blood sample for testing, they never returned until he died around 2:00 am on Monday.
“NCDC officials came to the house and took his blood specimen. Even though it tested positive, they never got back to us until he died at a hospital in Gwagwalada,” the family source stated.
“We are all currently under quarantine in the house,” the source added on Monday.
The total number of infected people has risen to 35 in the last four days, two of the 35 have been discharged, one reportedly dead while 32 cases remain active.