By: Muhammed Nur Ali, Maiduguri
Yobe state commissioner of Health Dr. Muhammed Gana, has said that 51 coronavirus patients were discharged from two isolation centres in the state.
He said their discharge followed full recovery from COVID-19 that claimed eight lives since the index case was recorded last April.
Gana disclosed this at Buni/Yadi while sensitizing traditional and religious leaders on COVID-19 pandemic that spread to 13 Local Government Areas.
Muhammad Gana was represented by Director for Nursing Services, Abdullahi Danchuwa who said that as of July 17th 2020 the total samples of COVID-19 collected hit 229 while confirmed cases stood at 63.
In a breakdown of viruss spread, he said the recorded cases are 22 in Damaturu the state capital, 15 in Nguru, 13 from Bade 3 in Potiskum, while a single case was confirmed in Geidam, Karasuwa, Yusufari, Tarmuwa, Bursari, Fika, Fune, Gulani and Gujba councils.
He also said the confirmed cases among health workers have risen to 14 comprising 7 Nurses, 5 Doctors, 1 Physiotherapist and 1 Laboratory Scientist.
He added that the aim of sensitization exercise was to equip district heads and religious leaders on basic case definition of COVID-19.