Kano State COVID-19 Coordinator Confirms 47 Cases Among Health Workers

*Governor Abdulahi Ganduje and other Kano State coordinators at one of the COVID-19 related functions

Dr. Tijjani Husaain, the Coordinator, Kano State Taskforce on Coronavirus (COVID-19), has confirmed that about 47 medical workers tested positive to COVID-19 disease in Kano State. Dr. Hussain said that the health workers were confirmed to had infected the virus in the past weeks, noting that no new case of the virus infection was recorded among health personnel in the past few days. He said that the feat was achieved sequel to the state’s government prompt actions to protect health workers and guard against future occurrence.

The coordinator noted that the state had recorded 576 confirmed cases of the disease, with 29 new cases and 32 discharged. He said, “Out of the total number of confirmed cases in Kano State, we recorded 21 deaths. On Saturday, we also recorded 84 new suspected cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of the suspected cases to 1,820 in the state.” He revealed that the taskforce on Saturday received 47 emergency calls, which are investigated, adding that they have so far received 1,313 calls.

According to him, “Between Saturday and Sunday, 29 of the 84 samples collected were confirmed positive to the virus. So far we have collected 2,072 samples in the state.” Hussain added that as part of the state government efforts to stem the pandemic, over 1,000 frontline health workers were undergoing special training in the state. He urged the people to adhere to the safety protocols, social distancing, use of face mask and the lockdown order.

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