The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 81.
The Nigeria Disease Control Centre (NCDC) revealed the latest tally in a late-night tweet on Friday.
It said eight new cases were recorded in Lagos State, two in Enugu and one in Edo.
“As of 11:55pm on 27th of March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Three have been discharged with one dead,” the NCDC tweeted.
Earlier in the day, the NCDC had announced five new cases in the Federal Capital Territory and Oyo State.
As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are
81 confirmed cases
For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 27, 2020