By Jane Uwa
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control –NCDC has confirmed that Akwa Ibom and Borno States have recorded their first deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.
NCDC said the fatality in Borno was the index and only case in the state, while three news cases have been confirmed in Akwa Ibom resulting to a total of nine cases confirmed in the state.
He added that since the result from his samples sent for test was being expected, it would be wrong to draw conclusions on the actual cause of his demise.
Of the remaining eight cases in the south-southern state, the NCDC said five COVID-19 cases were active and three patients have recovered and been discharged.
The two new deaths announced by the health agency bring the total number of fatalities recorded since the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria to 21.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 86 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 627
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