Coronavirus: Kogi finally records Covid-19 cases
- Kogi state has finally joined the list of states with Covid-19 cases months after the index case was confirmed in Nigeria
- The NCDC confirmed two positive cases in the state in its daily Covid-19 report on Wednesday night, May 27
- With the report, it remains only the Cross River state yet to record a single case as 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) all have confirmed cases
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Kogi state has finally joined the list of the Nigerian states with coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed two cases from the state on Wednesday night, May 27.
Until Wednesday, Kogi was one of the two remaining states yet to record a single Covid-19 case; Cross River state was the second.
However, with the NCDC's confirmation of the two positive cases, it remains only the Cross River state yet to record a single case; 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) all have confirmed cases.
Legit.ng notes that the two cases in Kogi were confirmed alongside the 389 new cases of Covid-19 in 22 states in Nigeria on Wednesday.
According to the latest data, Lagos state still has the highest number of cases with 256 cases while Katsina follows with 23, Edo 22, Rivers 14, and Kano 13.
Adamawa and Akwa Ibom have 11 cases each, Kaduna has 7, Kwara and Nasarawa have six each while Gombe, Plateau, Abia, Delta, Benue, Niger, Kogi, and Oyo have two cases each.
Imo, Borno, Ogun, and Anambra states have one case each. The total number of cases in the country is now 8,733 with 2,501 recoveries and 254 deaths.
The highlight of the NCDC's data shows that another state, Kogi, has joined the list of those with Covid-19 cases; it is only one state, Cross River, that is yet to record a single case.
Also, 116 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours while five people have died.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that resident doctors at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja raised alarm over the Covid-19 free state of Kogi, saying efforts to carry out tests on patients were being frustrated by state government thereby exposing them to risk.
Amid growing concern, the doctors at the FMC said lack of adequate testing had increased the risk among health workers as the Yahaya Bello-led government had been frustrating the efforts to ascertain the presence of the virus in the northcentral state.
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