Second Wave: 50 tested positive for COVID-19 in Katsina
No fewer than 50 people in Katsina have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday according to daily update on the dreaded virus by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Katsina Post learned.
This result is the highest the state recorded in months.
According to NCDC, Katsina is the 14th state with the highest cases of the virus in the country with 1,119 cases in total since the beginning of the pandemic.
The NCDC report also shows that a total number of 89 people are currently in admission with the disease in the state.
Nationwide, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 675 new cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Thursday.
The last time before December 10 that the daily count rose higher than 675 was on July 1, when 790 new infections were confirmed.
With the spike in the numbers over the past days, the country may just be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, as affirmed by Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, at the media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Thursday.
The fatality toll has risen to 1,190, with six new deaths recorded on Thursday.