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Kano records 80 new coronavirus infections, overtakes FCT with second highest cases in Nigeria



Laboratory tests, on Thursday, confirmed 80 new cases of coronavirus infections in Kano, raising the state’s total to 219, overtaking the Federal Capital Territory, FCT as the state with the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the country.

In the meantime, Social, media aide to President Buhari – Bashir Ahmad wrote that “the 18th NCDC’s COVID–19 testing laboratory has been activated today at Bayero University Kano; the second lab to be activated in the State. The third one is underway, should go live hopefully by the weekend. Things are improving and will continue to improve, DG NCDC said, today”.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its COVID-19 case update, noted that a total of 204 new cases were confirmed in the country, bringing the total to 1932. The number of deaths also increased to 58 while 319 patients have been discharged. 

Kano with 80 new cases recorded the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, followed by Lagos, which recorded 45, Gombe-12, Bauchi-9, Sokoto-9, Borno-7, Edo-7. Rivers and Ogun recorded six cases each; FCT (Abuja), Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa confirmed four cases each while Kaduna had 3 new cases, Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa recored 2 cases each and one case each was confirmed in Ondo and Kebbi.

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