Covid-19: Four month-old child discharged



Government has disclosed the four-month old child who tested positive for COVID-19 has been discharged but there are still 76 active cases in the state as at Friday.

In an update by of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni on Saturday, the Government said out of ‘’the total number of 232 cases reported, 149 have been discharged, while seven deaths have been recorded.’’

The warned ‘’the state has tested almost 2000 samples, but case are likely rise further as more tests are conducted in more places.

According her, ‘’Covid-19 cases have been recorded in 33 wards in nine 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.’’

The statement reiterated that most of the cases either have a history of interstate travel are contacts of infected persons.

‘’In addition public health warnings avoid interstate travel, state health officials have been engaged in vigorous contact tracing contain the of the infections,’’ she assured.

‘’ The Ministry has further stepped up active case searching and testing in communities to stem secondary infections’’, adding that the testing capacity of the state is being enhanced to more aggressive testing in the coming weeks.

The revealed that the state has taken ‘’ delivery of a testing truck a few days ago, while it awaits the delivery of equipment that would the truck and 12 GeneXpert machines across several general hospitals to increase the number of testing labs in the state.’’

‘’ The addition of the flexibility of a testing vehicle and testing labs in will the state to ascertain with accuracy its Covid-19 status and allow that data to inform further decision on reopening the state,’’ she assured.

The statement noted that the testing laboratory in Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital is awaiting Nigerian Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) validation.