Coronavirus maintains grip over Kano as state records 5 more deaths

Coronavirus maintains grip over Kano as state records 5 more deaths

- Five persons in Kano were reported dead on Wednesday, May 6

- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

- The news was also confirmed by the Ministry of Health in the state on Thursday, May 7

It seems that the coronavirus is still having its sway over Kano as the pandemic has claimed not less than five lives, according to the Ministry of Health.

The deaths were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, May 6, Premium Times reports.

The ministry revealed that the state now has a total of 427 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 13 deaths and six recoveries.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kano government on Tuesday, May 5, discharged three Covid-19 patients who had successfully recovered from the disease weeks after treatment.

Speaking during the task force briefing on Covid-19, Tijjani Hussain, the coordinator of the committee made this known to the pressmen.

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Hussain further claimed the patients were discharged after testing negative for the disease twice according to stipulated protocols of the NCDC.

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Legit.ng recalled the NCDC reported 27 cases of coronavirus in Kano. In a series of tweets on Monday, May 4, the agency reported 245 cases with Kano coming fourth on the log behind Lagos, Jigawa and Katsina.

Kano had 365 cases of coronavirus from the total 2802 cases shared across 35 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Also, the federal government has told the medical facilities in the country to stop rejecting patients, especially emergency cases.

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said this on Monday, May 4, in Abuja during the presidential task force briefing on Covid-19 in the country.

He said the ministry was strengthening its support for Kano state ministry of health with service delivery and training in consultation with the state governor.

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Ehanire said the ministry had also mobilised additional 20 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) across Kano state to reach people who need to be tested for the virus.

In another related news, Kogi government said that the state is under pressure to declare the presence of coronavirus as the pandemic spreads across states of the federation.

The north-central state is one of the two out of the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that have not reported any case of Covid-19 pandemic.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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