The Kaduna State government has announced the sad news of two COVID-19 deaths in the state, bringing the number of fatalities as a result of the virus to three.
The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai who announced the development on Twitter, said the latest fatalities are a senior citizen from Makarfi and a lady from Zaria.
The Governor in a tweet from his official Twitter handle, also revealed that two more persons have tested positive, bringing the active COVID-19 cases in the state to 87.
KADUNA UPDATE: Two more persons have tested positive, a male from Igabi and a female from Chikun. Two fatalities have also been recorded: a senior citizen from Makarfi and a lady from Zaria.
Kaduna State now has 87 active Covid-19 cases and three fatalities.
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) May 9, 2020
He identified the new cases as a male from Igabi and a female from Chikun local government areas.
It will be recalled the state government last week, raised an alarm that illegal travelling and movements in the state has increased the rate of community transmission of the virus.