According to Governor Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state had reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus.
In a statement on Saturday, Dr Fayemi said the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had informed the state of the cases.
The new cases are primary contacts of the state’s fourth confirmed case, a 45-year-old male doctor who conducted surgery on the recently deceased third successful case, the Governor said during childbirth.
Dr. Fayemi added that the newly confirmed cases are currently stable, asymptomatic, and have been transferred to the state’s isolation centre in Ado-Ekiti.
The new cases bring Ekiti’s total confirmed virus infections to eight.