Nigeria has recorded its first death due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the case was a 67-year-old male who returned following a medical procedure in UK.

He had underlying medical conditions – multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.

The NCDC also confirmed six new cases of the COVID-19 today. This brings the total number of cases to 36.

The six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 3 in Lagos and 1 in Edo. 2 cases are returning travellers from the UK.

Currently; Lagos has 25; FCT, 6; Ogun, 2; Ekiti, 1; Oyo, 1; and Edo, 1.

Total: 36 confirmed cases.

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday disclosed reasons former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu, died after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Achimugu’s death which increased the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 36 was said to have occurred after his return to Nigeria from United Kingdom (UK), a country battling severely with the disease, two weeks ago.

NCDC, in a statement on its official social media handle, claimed that the 67-year-old former PPMC boss returned home after his medical treatment in UK.

According to NCDC, the first coronavirus death in Nigeria has been recorded and the case is a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. And before his death, he had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy.