- Zamfara state appears to be temporarily free of the coronavirus pandemic disease
- The northern state has not recorded any new case in the last 24 hours and was not on NCDC's new list on Saturday night
- The state's commissioner Kanoma also confirmed all their isolation centres are empty after the discharge of all remaining patients
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The northern state of Zamfara has announced that it has no more coronavirus cases after it discharged the last of its patients.
Channels TV reported that Zamfara made the confirmation on Saturday, May 30 through its health ministry.
The report quoted the state commissioner for health, Yahaya Kanoma, as saying that all its isolation centres are now empty of patients.
Kanoma said the state's confirmed cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were 76. Out of this number, 71 patients recovered and were discharged from isolation centres after testing negative twice.
Unfortunately, the remaining five patients lost the battle against the pandemic disease and died.
Legit.ng notes that Zamfara was not among the 15 states that the NCDC confirmed new cases from on Saturday.
Lagos state recorded its highest daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases according to the latest statistics announced by the NCDC.
Legit.ng gathered that Lagos got 378 new cases to brings its total to 4,755, which is exactly five times higher than that of Kano, the state with the second-highest number of confirmed cases, which now has 951.
In the result announced by the NCDC on its official Twitter handle late on Saturday, 12 Nigerians also died on the same day from the deadly pandemic to bring total deaths to 273 in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has dabbled into the face-off between the NCDC and the Kogi government over the Covid-19 free status of the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello-led government on Wednesday, May 27, insisted that the north-central state was still free of coronavirus scourge despite fresh discovery.
But, reacting to the development, Melaye, who represented Kogi during the 8th National Assembly, said the Covid-19 cases in Kogi as announced by NCDC is real.
In a press statement released on Saturday, May 30, the former lawmaker stated that one of the cases is personally known.
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