A doctor alleged that the death toll in Kano state rose to 640 after a bizarre disease supposedly hit the northern state.
A few days ago, it was reported on some media platforms that around 150 people died in the space of three days, prompting funeral homes and grave diggers in the city to express deep concern.
Bodies buried in three cemeteries exclude others buried in dozens of cemeteries in the eight local government areas that make up the metropolis of Kano, reports the Daily Trust.
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 death toll in Kano State have not yet been linked to the deadly coronavirus disease.
Khalid Munir, a resident of Kano, said he was deeply concerned about the situation as Coronavirus cases in the city were increasing.
“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.
They local governments affected so far are Kano, Nasarawa, Gwale, Dala, Ungogo, Fagge, Tarauni, Kumbotso and Municipal.