Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

The Kwara Government says 46 more people have tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 1,748.

The spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ilorin.

According to the statement, this brings the total confirmed cases to 1,748 with 1,424 patients discharged and 38 deaths recorded in the state.

“As at 8:00 am on Tuesday the number of active cases is now 286 while 1,424 have so far been discharged and 38 deaths recorded,’’ it said.

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