Kano state confirms 5 new COVID-19 cases
- Kano state government has disclosed that five additional positive cases of the coronavirus infection have been recorded in the state
- The confirmation was disclosed by the Kano state ministry of health on Wednesday morning, April 15
- The state government said the total number of cases in the state has risen to 9
Kano state government has confirmed five new positive cases of the coronavirus infection in the state.
The confirmation was disclosed by the Kano state ministry of health in a tweet on Wednesday morning, April 15.
The government said the total number of cases in the state has risen to 9.
The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, disclosed that the recent cases were detected after tests were conducted on persons closest to the state’s index COVID-19 case.
Ganduje said the state was conducting more tests to check the spread of the pandemic.
He pleaded residents of the state to stay indoors.
Meanwhile, the Kano government has dismissed a post on the social media of an additional seven new cases of coronavirus in the state.
The Nation reports that a clone announcement page of the state's ministry of health was faked on Tuesday, April 14 claiming that the state now has 10 positive COVID-19 cases.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, described the report as false.
In another news, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) has discharged seven patients at its COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre. The patients were reportedly discharged on Tuesday night, April 14, after been certified COVID-19 free, Daily Sun reports.
The discharge of the patients takes the tally to 18 the total number of people discharged in Abuja so far.
The FCT stated that the remaining patients are clinically stable and responding well to treatment.
Still on health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 14, announced eleven cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases to 373.
The disease control agency earlier on Tuesday reported nineteen (19) cases as Akwa Ibom got one more patient.
In what caused a huge scare, NCDC announced the new eleven cases - meaning Nigeria recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases within the run of twenty-four hours.
In a tweet by the centre at exactly 11:00 pm, all the eleven cases were recorded in Lagos as the Covid-19 toll in Nigeria's economic capital tragically rose to 214.
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