A medical doctor has alleged that the death toll in Kano state has risen to 640 after a strange disease allegedly hit the Northern state.
Few days back, it was reported on some media platforms that about 150 people died under the space of three days, causing undertakers and gravediggers in the city to express deep concerns.
The dead bodies buried in three cemeteries excludes others buried in dozens of burial grounds across the eight local government areas that constitute Kano metropolis, Daily Trust reports.
Kano State has 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as at Tuesday – an exponential increase from when the index case was first reported 11 days ago.
Though the deaths in the state have not yet been linked to the deadly coronavirus disease.
Khalid Munir, a resident in Kano, said he was deeply concerned about the situation because cases of Coronavirus in the city were rising.
“Who knows what is killing people? The development is causing people to panic and no one knows what is going on.
“The index Coronavirus case, for example, went to a lot of places even Friday prayers before he was confirmed positive, so a lot of people might be walking around with Coronavirus and dying from it and not even know,” he said.
The local governments affected so far are Kano, Nasarawa, Gwale, Dala, Ungogo, Fagge, Tarauni, Kumbotso and Municipal.