The Kano State coordinator of the state’s task force on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussain has revealed that 47 health workers have been tested positive for COVID-19.
Hussain announced this at a press conference in Kano, on Sunday. However, he noted that the health workers had contracted the disease the previous week, adding that no medical personnel got infected in the last few days.
“Out of the total number of confirmed cases in Kano State, we recorded 21 deaths,” he said.
“On Saturday; we also recorded 84 new suspected cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of the suspected cases to 1,820 in the state.
“Between Saturday and Sunday, 29 of the 84 samples collected were confirmed positive to the virus. So far we have collected 2,072 samples in the state.”
Hussain added that over 1,000 frontline health workers in the state are undergoing special training on handling the COVID-19 disease.
He urged residents to adhere to obey guidelines and instructions and comply with the lockdown directive.
The Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had also confirmed that 34 doctors tested positive for COVID-19.