The total number of the coronavirus victims in the Nigeria is now 65 after 14 new cases of novel virus has been confirmed.

According to Punch on Thursday the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed this on  its Twitter handle.

NCDC also confirmed that, two of the 14 new cases are in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 12 in Lagos State.

So far, Lagos state has the highest number of cases in the country, with 44 cases recorded.

The NCDC tweeted, “14 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria; two in FCT, 12 in Lagos.

“Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, three are returning travellers into Nigeria and one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

“As of 8:35 pm of March 26, 2020, there are 65 confirmed cases (in Nigeria), three discharged and one dead.

“For a breakdown of cases by states in real-time, Lagos now has 44 cases; FCT- 12; Ogun- three; Ekiti- one; Oyo- one; Edo- one; Bauchi- one; Osun- one; Rivers – one.”