Kogi state which for the past two months resisted attempts by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) to operate in the state, has recorded two coronavirus cases.

Until Wednesday evening, Kogi and Cross River were the only states claiming to have no COVID-19 cases.

The state has been at daggers drawn with the centre over its purported zero COVID-19 status.

It has come under a barrage of criticism from the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and sundry other stakeholders over its handling of the pandemic.

Independent sources had claimed that no less than six coronavirus related deaths were recorded in the state in the last three weeks.

The NCDC said the two cases were part of the 389 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Nigeria.

With the 389 new COVID-19 cases, the total number of confirmed infections in the country stands at 8,733.

The NCDC also said a total of 254 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

It added that COVID-19 has spread to 35 states in Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Source: The Nation

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