- Three persons have died of coronavirus pandemic in Sokoto state
- Governor Aminu Tambuwal made this known in a broadcast in Sokoto
- Tambuwal said the deceased had underlying sicknesses before contracting COVID-19
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has confirmed the death of three COVID-19 patients in the state.
Legit.ng reports that Tambuwal, who made the disclosure in a statewide broadcast, according to a statement by his special adviser media and publicity, Muhammad Bello, said the deceased had underlying sicknesses, including diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure respectively.
Tambuwal said: "It is with a heavy heart that I have to break this news of the results of tests carried out by the National Center for Diseases Control (NCDC) at the laboratory here in Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), whereby 18 tests were carried out.
”Unfortunately, out of them turned out to be negative. Most of them, if not all, are persons that have had previous contacts with the two index cases that we have had initially. And, unfortunately, so far, out of the 54 tests carried out from Sokoto state, it means that we have 19 positive cases.
“Out of these, unfortunately again, we have recorded today 3 COVID-19 associated deaths. All of the 3 are patients having a history of some other diseases-diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure.”
The governor appealed to the communities to continue to cooperate and support security agencies keeping vigil at borders- interstate and Niger Republic with the sole aim of protecting residents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 28, announced 195 Covid-19 cases, the highest daily figure recorded so far by the agency.
It was reported that in a series of tweets on its verified Twitter handle as at 11:50 pm, NCDC made the announcement as Nigeria's coronavirus cases tragically soared to 1532 figure benchmark.
According to the disease control agency, 80 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, with Kano coming second on the log with whopping 38 cases - the highest reported so far since the outbreak of the virus in the state.
Ogun and Bauchi states have 15 cases each, followed by Borno which has 11 cases. It was a huge hit as Gombe has 10 cases, while Sokoto came behind with 9.
NCDC also announced that both Edo and Jigawa states recorded five cases, while Zamfara got two cases.
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