Kano State recorded two more deaths from coronavirus on Saturday bringing the total deaths in the state from the virus to 35, the health ministry said on Sunday.
The Kano State Ministry of Health, on its Twitter handle, also said three more persons recovered from the disease and were discharged, bringing the total number recoveries to 93 in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced 176 new infections across the country with Kano having zero confirmed case.
The NCDC also announced an additional five deaths across the country. However, it did not mention the state(s) where the deaths occurred. The statement from the Kano health ministry shows two of the deaths occurred in the state.
The ministry also said that Kano’s confirmed cases now stands at 761, second to that of Lagos, the epicentre of the coronavirus in the country.
The NCDC had confirmed the same figure for Kano Saturday night.
The health agency cautioned Nigerians that by disregarding the COVID-19 prevention measures, they can put themselves and others at risk.
It reiterated that places authorised to open for business should operate under controlled access and adhere to preventive measures such as physical distancing, wearing face masks amongst others.
In Kano, a lockdown is still in place as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, however, announced ease of the lockdown on Mondays and Thursdays to enable residents to shop for Ramadan food items. He said only vegetables markets and abattoir are allowed to open during that period.