The Kaduna state government today announced that it has discharged a 4 months old coronavirus patient from its isolation centre. The state government shared the good news today during a press briefing.
The state commissioner for health Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni said: “The state has tested almost 2000 samples, but case numbers are likely to rise further as more tests are conducted in more places.
“Covid-19 cases have been recorded in 33 wards in nine local government areas of the state: Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Soba and Zaria. The data shows that 80% of the infected persons are male.
“In addition to public health warnings to avoid interstate travel, state health officials have been engaged in vigorous contact tracing to contain the spread of the infections. “Kaduna state has taken delivery of a mobile testing truck a few days ago, while it awaits the delivery of equipment that would enable the mobile truck and 12 GeneXpert machines spread across several general hospitals to increase the number of testing labs in the state.”
“Addition of the mobile testing vehicle and testing labs in local government areas will enable the state to ascertain with greater accuracy its Covid-19 status and allow that data to inform further decision on reopening the state.Photo Credit: Getty