The Kaduna State government has confirmed that it has recorded a new case of COVID-19 in the state bringing the total number of cases documented in the state to five.
This was confirmed in a statement on Monday by Dr Amina Baloni, State Commissioner for Health, who said that the state sent 89 samples to Abuja for testing, five samples returned positive, 77 samples were negative while eight samples are still pending.
Dr Baloni said that the state government has taken vigorous actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, noting further that 119 contacts have been listed and further contact tracing is ongoing.
According to her, the state ministry of health has set up an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), chaired by the Commissioner of Health and meets every day to take proactive measures to stem the spread of the disease.
“The ministry has reactivated and strengthened the Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC), by posting trained health workers to the facility, who are currently caring for our patients.
‘’In addition, the ministry has also concluded arrangements for the take-off of an alternative isolation centre which has 69 rooms, where mild to moderate cases will be managed,’’ she said.