Lawmaker, 3 others die of COVID-19 in Nasarawa state

Lawmaker, 3 others die of COVID-19 in Nasarawa state

- The governor of Nasarawa state has confirmed that four people have died of coronavirus in the state

- Governor Abdullahi Sule broke the sad news on Thursday, June 4, in Lafia

- Sule noted that a member of the state House of Assembly was among the deaths recorded

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Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule on Thursday, June 4, announced that four people including a member of the state House of Assembly have so far died of coronavirus.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the governor made the disclosure at the review meeting of the state’s COVID-19 committee in Lafia.

Sule said the four deaths were out of the 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19 the state recorded. He added that since the outbreak 705 samples were sent to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) for testing.

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So far, out of the samples taken 658 results were confirmed with 90 positive cases, while the results of the remaining are still being awaited.

Lawmaker, 3 others die of COVID-19 in Nasarawa state

Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule
Source: UGC

The governor went on to assure the people of Nasarawa state that their welfare, health and security would always be prioritized bt the government under his leadership.

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Earlier, reported Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have exceeded 11,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 348 new infections on Wednesday night, June 3.

The federal health agency announced the new cases in 19 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, via its verified official Twitter handle.

According to the latest NCDC report, Nigeria now has 11,166 cases of Covid-19; with 3,329 recoveries and 315 deaths.

Similarly, the NCDC has released a breakdown of Covid-19 cases in the country at the local government area level. The NCDC's breakdown shows that 20 local government areas account for 60% of the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Nigeria.

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Nigeria has 774 local government areas. gathers that 11 of the 20 LGAs are Lagos state, Nigeria's epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.

In other news, the report by the NCDC that Kogi state has recorded the third case of coronavirus has been vehemently rejected by the government.

The NCDC's report was dismissed by Dr Saka Haruna, the Kogi state commissioner for health. Haruna on Thursday, June 4, made it clear that both the state government and the ministry know nothing about the alleged new case.

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