35 medical doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kwara state

35 medical doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kwara state

- The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that 35 medical doctors in Kwara state have contracted COVID-19

- The state chairman of the NMA, Dr. Kolade Solagberu, made the disclosure at the annual general meeting of the association

- Solagberu said thankfully, no doctor in the state has died of the disease

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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that 35 medical doctors in Kwara state have contracted the COVID-19 disease.

The state chairman of the NMA, Dr. Kolade Solagberu, made the disclosure at the annual general meeting of the association in kwara state, The Nation reported.

35 medical doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kwara state
COVID-19 samples being tested. Photo credits: NCDC
Source: UGC

Solagberu, however, said thankfully no doctor in the state has died of the disease.

He said COVID-19 is real and urged residents of the state to disregard the rumours that the government is only trying to make money from the pandemic.

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The medical officer urged people to stop making unnecessary trips to hospitals to avoid contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 infection rate in Nigeria has now surpassed 33,000 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage throughout the world.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, July 13, announced that the country recorded 595 new cases. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 33,153 with 13,671 recoveries and 744 deaths.

The federal health agency in a tweet on its official handle at 11:39 pm disclosed that the disease spread across 20 states with Lagos topping the chart again with 156 cases while Oyo occupied the second spot with 141 cases.

In another report, the Cross River government has finally aligned with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and allowed for testing in the state.

This was revealed by the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire at the PTF briefing on Monday, July 13.

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According to the minister, the decision of the Cross River government was as a result of a successful trip by a 17-man federal government team to Calabar, the state capital to meet with health officials in the south-south state.

Also, the state has subscribed and started reporting to the national dashboard.

Cross River governor, Professor Ben Ayade has repeatedly claimed openly that the state is COVID-19 free.

The state, before now, was the only Nigerian state without any confirmed case of the dreaded virus.

Ehanire said the interaction with the Cross Rivers state officials was useful and the team was able to address all areas of concern and interest to the federal government and also to the Cross River state government.

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