The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced the discharged of another 22 patients of COVID-19 in the State.
Governor Tambuwal said before their discharge the patients were isolated and treated in two of the state isolation facilities.
The Chairman State Taskforce Committee and Commissioner for Health, Dr Ali Inname, said the COVID-19 patients had hitherto being discharged after they were certified as healthy and free from the virus.
“This brings to 41 the total number of COVID-19 patients, out of 176 cases, so far discharged by the Task Force”. The Commissioner said.
He said: “This development shows that many of those infected by the disease do recover and go about their normal activities.
“For this reason, the Governor implored the people of the state, “we should avoid stigmatization of any kind of those infected by the virus,” he stated.
Dr Inname said the Task Force was doing its best to ensure that it curbs the spread of the disease by screening each of the suspected contacts case.
“However, out of the 75 active cases we have successfully today discharge 22 persons who are dully tested negative of COVID-19, making a total number of 41 patients discharge out of the 106 confirmed cases in the state.
“More so, the number of death has just increase by one today according to our update living a total number of 52 active patients of COVID-19 in Sokoto,” he said.
He astated that the Task Force was intensifying efforts to trace the contacts of those infected.
“Contact tracing is ongoing. We have identified 844 contacts, tested 436 suspected cases and certified that 176 cases are positive,” the Commissioner explained.
The Commissioner retreated that COVID-19 is not a death sentence urging people not to panic as necessary measures were taking to protect the spread of the disease.
Source: Voice of Nigeria