Five Doctors, Seven Nurses, One Physiotherapist And One Laboratory Scientist Test Positive For Covid-19 In Yobe

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Fourteen health/frontline workers, made up of five doctors, seven nurses, one Physiotherapist and one Laboratory Scientist were among 62 persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Yobe State, the Commissioner for Health Dr. Mohammed Gana has said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Gana said the 62 positive cases were among the 229 samples so far collected by the State’s COVID-19 Committee.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The commissioner, who was the Vice Chairman of the committee, also revealed that 51 patients on admission at the state’s isolation centres have been discharged after full recovery.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Gana, who was represented by the Director of Nursing Services in the Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Danchuwa, at a sensitisation visit to traditional and religious leaders in Gujba Local Government Area on basic case definition of COVID-19 said eight people have died of the virus in the state.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Gana said 13 local governments in the state have recorded varied cases of COVID-19. A breakdown of the cases in the local government areas according to him are: Damaturu: 22, Nguru: 15, Bade: 13, Potiskum: 3,  Geidam, Karasuwa, Yusufari, Tarmuwa, Bursari, Fika, Fune, Gulani and Gujba, has one case each.


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