Nasarawa State Government says two more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing to three, the number of confirmed cases in the state.

Governor Abdullahi Sule made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Lafia.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state recorded its index COVID-19 case on April 27.

The index case was a 25-year-old woman who traveled from Kano to Garaku in Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

Sule said the two new confirmed cases were among the 40 persons who returned to the state from “high risk” states and were quarantined at the state’s polytechnic in Lafia.

He explained that out of the 40 persons, samples on 12 who showed symptoms of COVID-19 were taken and the results returned on Thursday, with two being positive.

“Today, we received the result of the 12 and I am sorry to inform you that two of them are positive. So, that makes a total of three for us in Nasarawa State,” Sule said.

The governor added that the patients were women who returned from Lagos State.

He said the patients have been relocated from the quarantine centre at the Polytechnic to the isolation centre at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.

He said the test was being conducted for others at the quarantine centre, while 11 contacts of the index case have been traced, quarantined, tested and awaiting result