COVID-19: Sokoto discharges all Corona Virus Patients

The Sokoto State Taskforce Committee on COVID-19 has discharged all isolated coronavirus patients in the state and recorded 14 deaths. 

Dr Ali Inname, who is the chairman of the committee said there was no patient at the isolation centre in the state.

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 committee’s activities would continue as many test results were still pending. He added that testing of suspected patients would continue, stressing that any positive person detected would be taken to the isolation centre. 

The commissioner 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 also 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.