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COVID-19: Kebbi records 6 deaths, tests 504, records 67 positive cases, says Dep Gov

Kebbi State has recorded six deaths, out of the sixty seven positive cases recorded, according to the Deputy Governor , retired Col. Samaila Yombe Dabai.

Yombe disclosed these figures on Wednesday,in Birnin Kebbi, at a Media briefing on the current COVID-19 situation report in the state .

Yombe stated that, a total number of five hundred and four persons tested for the disease in the state.

He added,” Only sixty seven persons tested positive for the Disease in the state,out of which thirty four were discharged.

” Six deaths were recorded out of the positive cases , which stood at 8.9 percent case fatality.”

The deputy governor also disclosed that, the remaining cases were now receiving treatnent at the Isolation Centre in Birnin Kebbi.

Yombe vowed that, the state will not be complacent, in view of the huge successes recorded in speedily taming the pandemic.

The Deputy Governor further,” this happy story was sequel to the pragmatic efforts of our amiable Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

” This has brought about the ease of handling of all the cases, while the Task Force never lacked financial or logistics support from him.

” We have one of the best Isolation centres in the country, with a retinue of dedicated health workers and other committee members .”

He also acknowledged the sustained technical support of the World Health Organization, in the training and retraining of the core health workers, across the state.

He announced further that training of Health care workers at primary level of Health institutions supported by National Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) was ongoing all in an effort to guard against any eventuality arising from the pandemic.

Yombe averred that, COVID-19 was real, hence the need to sustain all the medical advice and observe the protocols to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

” While acknowledging the commendable level of support and cooperation from the people of the state, I will urge all and sundry not to relent in this direction.

” We collectively owe it a duty to protect each , so we should continue to wash our hands, use hand sanitizers, use face masks and observe social distancing, among others.”, the Deputy Governor concluded.

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