Coronavirus: Jigawa records 4 COVID-19 deaths as 32 patients get discharged

Coronavirus: Jigawa records 4 COVID-19 deaths as 32 patients get discharged

- Thirty-two COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Jigawa state after making a full recovery

- Unfortunately, the northern state recorded four COVID-19 related deaths

- This was revealed by Dr. Abba Abba Zakari, the state commissioner of health at the NYSC camp in Dutse

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Jigawa state recorded a win against the deadly coronavirus as thirty-two COVID-19 patients were discharged from the isolation center after making a full recovery and testing negative twice for the virus.

According to Channels TV, Dr. Abba Abba Zakari, the state commissioner of health made this known to newsmen at the NYSC camp in Dutse.

Though the northern state recorded a win, four more COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in Jigawa, bringing the total number of fatalities to seven.

The total number of patients that have been discharged in the state now stands at 143.

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Zakari said the lockdown in the state will be lifted in three Local Councils which include Birninkudu, Gwaram and Gumel.

Coronavirus: Jigawa records 4 COVID-19 deaths as 32 patients get discharged
Jigawa records 4 COVID-19 deaths as 32 patients get discharged
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 229 cases of coronavirus have been announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), bringing the total infections to 8,068 with seven more deaths.

The national disease control agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Monday evening, May 25.

According to the release which saw Lagos state lead the pack with 90, 27 new cases were recorded in Katsina with Imo, Kano and FCT coming behind with 26, 23 and 14 cases respectively.

NCDC also recorded 12 cases in Plateau, 9 cases in Ogun, 7 in Delta, 5 cases each in Borno and Rivers. Oyo state has 4 cases, Gombe 3, Osun 2. Anambra and Bayelsa states shared one case each.

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Similarly, the agency disclosed that a total of 45,683 samples have been collected and examined since February 2020 when coronavirus hit the country against all odds.

The national disease control agency made the disclosure in its situation report of Sunday, May 24, as Nigeria's Covid-19 cases spiked in magnitude, posing a great challenge to the economy and security of lives.

Of the total tested cases, 7839 people have been tested positive to the fast-spreading virus which has plunged the world into the arguably biggest crisis in modern history.

In other news, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has suspended the "solidarity trial" of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment. The global health agency announced the decision on Monday, May 25, through its director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus.

Citing the study carried out and published by The Lancet, which had examined the effects of the use of hydroxychloroquine alone or with macrolide, Ghebreyesus in his address said WHO is unable to confirm the effect of chloroquine when used for Covid-19 treatment.

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