Ekiti State has confirmed one new case of COVID-19, raising the active cases to 12, Commissioner of Health Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade disclosed.
A statement by the Commissioner on Monday said that the new case is a female, who entered Ekiti State during the lockdown, from Katsina State. Her purpose was to visit her husband, a military officer, who resides in Oye-Ekiti.
“When he noticed symptoms of the COVID-19 infection, he alerted the Taskforce, and samples were taken from her for testing. The test result returned positive to #COVID19.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Ekiti State to twelve (12), of which nine (9) are active, two (2) discharged, and one (1) death.”
Meanwhile, Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has declared the state is in trouble with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kano has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases with 342 patients in Nigeria.
His administration has been widely criticised for not being proactive with containing the virus.
Ganduje, who spoke at the presentation of a mobile testing centre donated by the Dangote Foundation, the state faced challenges in testing right from the beginning.
Ganduje said challenges in testing led to the escalation of the number of cases in the state.
“There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation,” he said.
“When samples were taken to Abuja for seven hours and came back again in seven hours that was the shaky foundation I am talking about.
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