BREAKING: Coronavirus enters Kogi, two first cases recorded

Olubunmi Adefisayo, Nigerian COVID19 survivor

After weeks of controversies over the possible presence of COVID-19 cases in Kogi State, often rebuffed by Governor Yahaya Bello, two fresh cases have been officially recorded in the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) making this known on Wednesday, said, the Kogi’s two cases were part of the 389 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Nigeria.

The NCDC said with the 389 new COVID-19 cases, now, the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Nigeria stands at 8,733.

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Similarly, the NCDC said a total of 254 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Nigeria, adding that COVID-19 has spread to 35 states in Nigeria, including Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Officially, Nigeria now has 5,978 positive cases of COVID-19.

The NCDC said in its highlight: “On the 27th of May 2020, 389 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“One new state (Kogi) has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 8733 cases have been confirmed, 2501 cases have been discharged and 254 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 389 new cases are reported from 22 states – Lagos (256), Katsina (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Kano(13), Adamawa (11), Akwa Ibom (11), Kaduna(7), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (6), Gombe (2), Plateau (2), Abia (2), Delta (2), Benue (2), Niger (2), Kogi (2), Oyo (2), Imo (1), Borno (1), Ogun (1), Anambra (1).”