The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is seriously on the increase as the country has recorded five new cases of the coronavirus, making a total of 35 cases in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this via its Twitter handle on Monday.

Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo

2 cases are returning travellers from the UK

As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged.

For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see

Lagos- 24
FCT- 6
Ogun- 2
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1

Total: 35 confirmed cases, NCDC tweeted.

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