Yobe discharges 51 COVID-19 patients from isolation centres


The Yobe state commissioner of Health, Dr. Muhammed Gana, has said
that 51 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients were discharged from two
isolation centres.
Their discharges, followed patients’ full recoveries from COVID-19
deadly disease that claimed eight lives since index case was recorded
last April.
Gana disclosed this Friday at Buni/Yadi, while sensitizing traditional
and religious leaders on COVID-19 pandemic that spread to 13 Local
Government Areas.
Gana, who was represented by Director for Nursing Services, Abdullahi
Danchuwa, disclosed: “As on July 17, the total samples of COVID-19
collected hit 229, while confirmed cases stood at 63.”
In a breakdown of virus’s spread, he said: “The recorded cases are 22
in Damaturu, the state capital, 15 in Nguru, 13 from Bade council,
three in Potiskum, while each case was confirmed in Geidam, Karasuwa,
Yusufari, Tarmuwa, Bursari, Fika, Fune, Gulani and Gujba councils.”
He said the confirmed cases among health workers, have also risen to
14, comprising; “Seven Nurses, five Doctors, one Physiotherapist and a
Laboratory Scientist.”
He said the aim of sensitization exercise, was to equip district heads
and religious leaders; on basic case definition of COVID-19.

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