News Jigawa records 51 new cases of coronavirus

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Jigawa records 51 new cases of coronavirus

News Jigawa records 51 new cases of coronavirus

Dr Abba Zakari Umar, Commissioner of Health, Jigawa State

The Jigawa Government said it has recorded 51 new coronavirus cases in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abba Zakari, who is also the Chairman of the state COVID 19 Task Force, made this known to journalists on Thursday in Dutse.

Zakari said that the new cases had brought the total number of cases in the state to 169, with three deaths.

“As at yesterday (Wednesday), NCDC released 23 additional cases and you also know that we are working with a laboratory in Kaduna to test the almajiri (Quranic school pupils) who were repatriated from other states to Jigawa.

“Apart from the 23 cases, we also got an additional 28 almajiris who tested positive.

“Out of the 23 announced by NCDC, three are almajiris, which brought the total to 51. And out of the 51 cases, 31 are almajiris,” the commissioner explained.

He said that in the next few days, the state government would install a new testing laboratory at the general hospital in Dutse.

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