Gombe reports hefty backlog cases of COVID-19

Gombe isolation centre for COVID-19

Gombe isolation centre for COVID-19

Gombe state dumped a backlog of 109 COVID-19 cases into the national tally on Wednesday, making Nigeria move from 99 cases on Tuesday to 209.

One death was also recorded, with death toll now 2,990.

The NCDC said Gombe’s 109 cases were logged from 16 October to 2 November.

The agency did not explain why the state failed to report so many cases for 12 days.

According to NCDC, Gombe logged 17 cases on 16 October, 19 cases on 22 October, 13 on 28 October.

But it recorded just two cases on 1 November and four on 2 November.

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The state did not report any incident on 3 November, with 100 cases coming from nine states and the FCT Abuja.

Out of the 100, the FCT and Rivers had 21 cases, followed by Lagos State with 13 cases.

Bauchi, Ondo and Plateau had nine cases each, while Enugu had seven.

Benue recorded five cases, Oyo four, Ekiti and Ogun, one case each.

Nigeria currently has 5,688 active COVID-19 cases, while 204,010 Nigerians have been discharged.

Out of 3,340,313 samples tested since the pandemic started across the country, 212,359 were confirmed cases.

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