Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has attested to the twenty newly confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Friday night.
Governor El-Rufai in a series of tweet on his microblogging site account revealed that 20 new cases of coronavirus disease have been confirmed in Kaduna state.
He, however, noted that a four-months-old child is among the confirmed cases.
El-Rufai tweeted: “The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed that 20 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state on Friday, 15th May 2020.
”Fifteen of the 20 new cases are family members or close contacts of previously confirmed cases.
”A four-month-old girl is regrettably one of the new patients, and investigations indicate that her father has travel history to Kano.”
He added, ”The infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms be tested.
”Her parents have also been tested and their results are being awaited. The 20 new cases are spread across seven local government areas.”
“The latest cases show that COVID-19 has spread into nine LGAs, increasing the risk of infection for persons who do not stay at home or who fail to observe necessary precautions when they go out.”
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 307,321 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Saturday at 7 a.m.