COVID-19: Kano records 1 more death as cases rise to 243

Kano state has recorded one more COVID-19 death in more than two weeks as the number of infections rose to 243 on Thursday, according to an update by the state’s Ministry of Health.

DAILY FOCUS reports that the latest figures obtained from the health ministry’s Twitter handle indicate that 13 new cases were recorded out of a total of 403 samples analysed in the laboratories.

Similarly, the number of deaths from the infection has risen to 53 up from 52 while the total number of confirmed cases stand at 1,331 just as a total of 1,035 patients were discharged from the isolation centres.

No NYSC member contracted COVID-19 in Kano–Coordinator

It was also noticed that at least 18, 574 samples were tested for the coronavirus disease in the state so far.

On Wednesday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said Kano state appeared to be winning the war against the coronavirus considering the declining number of cases recorded in samples tested.

“(This is) showing that we are winning the war against the pandemic. And we thank Almighty Allah for that. I also have to commend our State Task Force and our frontline health workers alongside media for their all-important role in this response,” he Mr Ganduje said.

On his part, Dr Sabitu Shanono, the deputy technical coordinator of the state’s task force on COVID-19 said the rate of COVID-19 infections in Kano state is reducing after reaching a peak in the past weeks.

Mr Shanono revealed this on Tuesday during the media briefing by the state COVID-19 Task Force at the Government House, Kano, DAILY FOCUS reports.

He said statistics have indicated that the number of positive COVID-19 cases have dropped from 7.3 percent since the outbreak of the disease to less than 1 percent presently.

“In Kano we have seen the beginning, the peak and we are now experiencing the descending down of our cases. Our cases are largely contained within a particular geographical space. As 83 percent of our cases are within the 8 metropolitan local government areas,” he explained.

The coordinator added that 1,700 samples were tested from March to April, 2020, just as 4,600 samples were tested in May and 14,000 samples were analysed in June.

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