Twenty-three new cases of the coronavirus disease have been recorded in Kano State, North-West Nigeria, The PUNCH reports.
This brings to 59, the total infections reported in the state.
The virus has claimed one life while no discharge case has been recorded in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control stated this on Monday night while announcing that 38 new infections were recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 665.
The NCDC said, “Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 23 in Kano, 5 in Gombe, 3 in Kaduna, 2 in Borno, 2 in Abia, 1 in FCT, 1 in Sokoto and 1 in Ekiti.
“As at 11:10 pm 20th April there are 665 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.
“A breakdown of cases by states: Lagos-376, FCT-89, Kano-59, Osun-20, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Ogun-12, Kwara-9, Katsina-12, Bauchi-7, Kaduna-9, Akwa Ibom-9, Delta-4, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Enugu-2, Rivers-2, Niger-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1, Borno-3, Jigawa-2, Abia-2, Gombe-5 and Sokoto-1.”
The PUNCH reports that the thickly populated Kano State has been on lockdown to enforce social distancing as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.