A new and third case of the pandemic coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos State.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, which made this known shared the following in a tweet: “The Hon. Minister, Osagie Ehanire, has announced the 3rd case of #COVID19 in Nigeria.
“The case is a Nigerian who returned to Lagos from the UK and developed symptoms during her 14-day self-isolation.
“She is clinically stable and is being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.”
Speaking on this development, the Lagos State Ministry of Health said that the new detected case was independent of the index case, adding, “The 30-year-old Nigerian female returned from the UK on March 13, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms, tested positive and is now receiving care.”
Recall that Nigeria recorded her first case of the coronavirus on February 27, 2020, through an Italian, who flew into the country after a stopover in Turkey, before proceeding to Ogun State from Lagos for business, where developed symptoms of the disease and was isolated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos afterwards.
The government says he’s in stable condition and that his fellow passengers on the Turkish Airline flight have all tested negative for the virus.
The second case recorded a week later, was of a Nigerian who had made contact with the Italian. He was however said to have tested negative and have since recovered.
Globally, there are now 183,809 cases of the deadly coronavirus, with 7,178 fatality and
79,911 have recovering from the disease.
27 African countries have recorded at least one coronavirus case, with every continent, except Antarctica, has also recorded at least a coronavirus case.