Kano Confirms 38 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kano State Government has confirmed 38 additional cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.

As of Wednesday, April 29, the state government announced that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 115.

While no COVID-19 patient has yet been discharged, the number of people who have died from the virus is three.

Fresh concerns were, however, raised last week, after COVID-19 testing came to a halt in the state, due to insufficient testing kits.

The number of infections in the state has now risen to 77, while three persons are said to have died from the virus.

Thankfully, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Tuesday that testing has now resumed in the state.

“Thanks to incredible efforts of a joint Team from & our partners, the #COVID-19 lab at AKTH, Kano is back up & testing has resumed at the 2nd lab at Bayero University Kano will be activated tomorrow, not where we want to be yet, but will #keeppushing”, the NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu tweeted.

Meanwhile, the delegation deployed by the Federal Government to probe the mass deaths in the state has been received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, had earlier announced this during a press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.