The Governor Aminu Bello Masari administration of Katsina State has revealed that fifty-one COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the state with confirmation that they are now free of the novel virus.
According to the development which was disclosed on Thursday, May 21 by the state Permanent Secretary and member of the COVID-19 Committee, Dr Kabiru Mustapha, the patients have been treated and now free of the dreadful disease.
Kabiru revealed to newsmen on Thursday while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the State that, 13 deaths were recorded in the state in respect to coronavirus complications.
He further disclosed that 5 out of the 13 deaths were admitted in the state’s isolation centre, while other 8 were based on the symptomatic observations carried out and outcome of a medical test conducted on their samples after they died.
“As it is, the COVID-19 Committee now holds their meetings through the zones and there is no point to connect everybody at the moment,” said Dr Kabiru.
He added, “We really are in a very serious position, there are a lot of cases now to handle. I am just coming from the IDP Centre, if you go there you see people being trained on how to manage the facilities.”
“We are doing training for the handlers, ward attendants and other personnel,” Kabiru noted.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday night confirmed three hundred and thirty-nine new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.