Two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 42.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the latest figure in a tweet on Tuesday, hours after four cases were confirmed.

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It revealed that the recently confirmed two cases were discovered in Lagos and Ogun States.

The health agency explained that one of the cases was a returning traveller while the second case was a contact of a previously confirmed case.

It stressed that as of 1:00pm on March 24 in Nigeria, there are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Of the cases, 39 are active and two have been discharged with one death recorded in the country.

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