The minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire announced on Monday the death of a second patient from the coronavirus disease.
Speaking at the first joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja, the minister said: “Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment but sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.”
This brings the number of deaths in Nigeria to two.
Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death in a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.
Nigeria has recorded 111 cases of Covid-19 as of Monday morning.
The presidential committee was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to spearhead the coordination of anti-Covid-19 activities in the country.