Kano State has recorded 210 new COVID-19 cases, the state Ministry of Health has said.
The ministry via its official Twitter handle @KNSMOH, on Thursday disclosed that 15, 445 samples have been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the state recorded a surge in the number of infections after it showed a declined from over 1, 000 to less than 200 in the last three weeks.
The trend was against the zero infection recorded few days back in the state.
The ministry, however, disclosed that the infections climbed to 210 following the confirmation of 20 new cases out of the 845 samples tested on Wednesday, July 8.
“Twenty new infections were recorded out of the 845 results received from the laboratories and zero discharge as at Wednesday, July 8.
“A total of 15, 445 samples of COVID-19 were tested in Kano State,” it said.
It added that the state had so far recorded a total of 1,291 confirmed coronavirus cases out of which 210 were active cases, 1,029 discharged and 52 deaths.
The ministry urged residents to observe safety protocols, personal hygiene, and the use of facemask, hand washing as well as social distancing to stem further spread of the pandemic.
It also provided toll free numbers: 0909 399 5333; 0909 399 5444, 0800 268 4356.
NAN reports that the state government on July 2, announced total lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.