COVID-19: 47 health workers infected in Kano


The Coordinator, Kano State Government Task Force on COVID:19, Dr. Tijjani Hussaiń says no fewer than 47 health workers in the state were confirmed to be infected by the Coronavirus since it came to Kano.


The Coordinator disclosed this on Sunday during a press briefing by the Kano State Government Task Force on COVID-19.


Hussain explained that in the past few days, the Committee did not record any case of COVID-19 among health workers in the state.


He said that this was recorded following the state’s government prompt actions to ensure that such did not occur again.


Hussain added that so far in Kano, they have recorded 576 confirmed cases, out of which 29 were new, saying that out of the total number of the confirmed cases, 32 were so far discharged.


“Out of the total number we recorded here in Kano, we recorded three deaths on Saturday, making the total number of deaths recorded to be 21.


“We have also recorded 84 new suspected cases of the COVID-19 in Kano, making the total number of the suspected cases to be 1820.” he said.


According to Hussain, the centre had on Saturday received 47 calls, and all the calls were investigated, saying that so far they have received 1313 calls.


He explained that, “from Saturday to now, we have collected 84 samples, out of which 29 cases were confirmed, and so far we have collected 2072 samples.”


Hußsain added that as part of the state government effort in curtailing the pandemic, over 1,000 frontline health workers are undergoing special training in the state.


He further appealed to the general public to adhere to the medical experts’ advice on preventive measures, especially the physical distancing, use of face masks and abiding by the lockdown order.

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