Coronavirus caused 60 percent of 1000 recent deaths in Kano – Nigerian govt

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Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, has said almost 1,000 strange deaths were recorded in Kano State.

Osagie Ehanire while Speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, claimed that almost 60 percent of these deaths may have been caused by coronavirus.

The team set up to investigate the deaths, confirmed that a total of 979 people died in eight local government areas of Kano state.

“With regard to the unexplained death that occured in Kano, the team confirmed that a total of 979 deaths were recorded in eight municipal local areas of the state at the rate of 43 deaths per day.

“By the end of April, the number has started to reduce and have now settled to 11 deaths per day.

“The verbal autopsy revealed that 56 percent of the deaths had occurred at home while 38 were in the hospital,” Ehanire said.

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