Borno State has lost six persons to COVID-19 in the last two days.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwaya-Bura said six persons were lost between Tuesday and Wednesday increasing the mortality to nine.
He said the number of positive cases as at Wednesday stood at 53 with over 160 persons screened.
He lamented that the infection was not only limited to Maiduguri and Jere metropolis but had spread to Biu, Dikwa and Pulka. He warned the people of the state to adhere to the rules of social distancing and hygiene.