No COVID-19 Patient Left in Sokoto Isolation Centres- State Taskforce Committee

The COVID-19 Taskforce Committee in Sokoto State has disclosed that all the 101 isolated coronavirus patients in the state have been discharged.

The State’s Taskforce Committee Chairman, Dr Ali Inname, who disclosed this at a news conference in Sokoto said that as of Friday there was no patient at the isolation centre in the state, despite the state recording 14 deaths from the virus.

Dr. Inname added that the index case was recorded on April 19, in the state, with 731 samples collected, while 655 contacts completed the 14 days of follow up.

The chairman who is also the state’s Commissioner for Health, explained that the committee received 839 alerts from across the state and that all of them were investigated.

He said that the patients were from eight local government areas of the state. According to him, men constituted 85 per cent of the patient population.

Inname added further that the committee’s activities would continue as many test results were still pending.

According to him, testing of suspected patients would continue, stressing that any positive person detected would be taken to the isolation centre.

The health commissioner, therefore, urged people to continue to patronise hospitals as service delivery had fully resumed in recognition of the fact that access to healthcare had declined due to the pandemic.

He advised people to abide by the safety guidelines of wearing face masks, constant washing of hands with soap, and using sanitisers as well as observing physical distance, among others. (NAN)


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