Kano and Gombe states have witnessed rapid rise in their number of confirmed cases over days, official reports have revealed.
While Kano recorded 92 fresh cases on Friday to total 311, the state ministry of health said there were three additional deaths on the same day, making the total number of deaths eight so far.
Also, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Gombe State has continued on an upward swing, as the state recorded 16 on Friday, according to official records.
A state-by-state chart by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night revealed that Gombe occupied the number fourth position on the table right behind Lagos, Kano and Abuja.
NCDC said Gombe reported 16 new COVID-19 cases while 238 new infections were confirmed in the country.
“238 new cases of COVID-19; 92 – Kano, 36 – FCT, 30 – Lagos, 16 – Gombe, 10 – Bauchi, 8 – Delta, 6 – Oyo, 5 – Zamfara, 5 – Sokoto, 4 – Ondo, 4 – Nasarawa, 3 – Kwara, 3 – Edo, 3 – Ekiti, 3 – Borno, 3 – Yobe, 2 – Adamawa, 1 – Niger, 1 – Imo, 1 – Ebonyi, 1 – Rivers, 1 – Enugu,” the centre revealed on its Tweeter handle.
It stated that with the newly announced cases, the total number of infections in the country rose to 2,170 while 351 total recoveries and 68 total fatalities have been reported.
Worthy of note was that Gombe recorded its first case on April 20 but has consistently been recording new cases daily, according to NCDC updates, and in only 10 days, Gombe’s confirmed cases had risen above those of Ogun and Borno states index cases predates it.
Part of the measures taken by Gombe State governor, Yahaya Inuwa to curb the spread of the virus was to ban gatherings and congregational worships, repatriation of Almajiris to home states, imposition of curfew, mandatory use of face masks by residents in public places, amongst others.