COVID-19 Update: Katsina State Records First Death, 7 Discharged In FCT

The first death case of the deadly Coronavirus disease has been reported in Katsina State, the casualty was a private medical practitioner. His passing was announced by the State’s governor Aminu Bello Masari.

The casualty whose name was Yakubu travelled to Lagos and upon returning to Katsina reported himself at the Air Force Hospital Daura passed on 2 hours later, he said to have underlying health issues of Hepatitis and Hypertension. He’s blood sample is said to have been taken to Abuja for testing and it came back positive.

While came as a piece of sad news in the country’s war against the deadly COVID-19 virus, the FCT Minister Muhammad Bello announced that the Isolation centre in Abuja is set to discharge 7 patients who have tested negative after a couple of confirmatory tests.

This was announced by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello.

“Since the outbreak of the first COVID-19 case in the FCT, I have been kept abreast daily on the condition of the patients. I am delighted to announce that the first set of patients, totalling 7, are ready to be discharged after their final tests results returned negative” he said

He also expressed optimism that the remaining 39 patients still in Isolation will get better soon.

“Also, our dedicated and exceptional medical staff are doing their best to ensure the recovery and discharge of the remaining 39 patients. We cannot thank them enough for their efforts and we will always continue to encourage and support them.
Let me also remind our residents that the FCTA is fully committed to fighting this Pandemic. We are not sparing any resources at our disposal in ensuring effective containment of the virus, and also in protecting the welfare of our people.” the minister stated.

Coronavirus, COVID-19While Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde reports 2 new cases in the Oyo State. According to the Governor, the first case is 28-year-old who returned to the country from the United Arab Emirates on March 22nd. The second case is a 42-year-old man who had contact with an earlier confirmed case. Oyo now has a total of 11 COVID-19 cases.

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