COVID-19: Yobe releases death figure


The Yobe State Commissioner for Health and Vice Chairman of COVID 19, Dr. Mohammed Gana on Tuesday said the record of death to COVID-19 pandemic in the state stands at four.

The Commissioner also revealed that 20 positive cases have so far been recorded.

Dr. Gana who briefed journalists in Damaturu, said the four deaths were recorded at the state isolation centres in Damaturu and Nguru.

He lamented that the four people killed by the pandemic were brought in late to the health facilities and were already manifesting acute symptoms.

Gana, who was responding to questions from journalists, said: “To respond to your question the mortality in the Isolation centre, I want to tell you that as at today, we have twenty confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yobe state.

“Then four people have died. Three died here in Damaturu and one in Nguru. All the people that died are suspected to have the disease because their samples were collected but the results came after they have died.

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