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COVID-19 Update: Nigeria’s number rises to 13,873 as Bauchi Governor blames Cross River for it’s misfortunes

 409 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Nigeria taking the country’s total confirmed tally to 13,873.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the new cases were spread across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A tweet put out by the NCDC late on Wednesday showed that Lagos had the highest number of cases with 201 persons testing positive for the virus within the metropolis.

The tweet further revealed that 4,351 former patients have been discharged so far, while 382 deaths have been recorded

Meanwhile Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed, has blamed Bauchi’s numbers on Cross River state and raised doubts about the state’s COVID-19-free status.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Mohammed said 15 COVID-19 cases in Bauchi were people travelling from Calabar, Cross River’s capital city.

He also threatened to lock down Bauchi city if the number of infections continues to rise

In Ogun state however, the state government has asked residents to remain calm in the wake of a spike in positive cases of coronavirus recorded in the state.

This comes as the state records 108 active cases of the virus in one day,the highest since the index case was recorded on February 27,2020

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker in a press statement in Abeokuta, said the spike was a consequence of increased population sampling and increased testing capacity to 600 daily, saying there was no cause for alarm, as majority of the positive cases were asymptomatic

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