47 out of the 70 samples collected from patients suspected to be affected by the deadly Coronavirus have tested negative, the Bauchi state government revealed in its latest update of the pandemic in the state.
According to the State Commissioner of Health, Aliyu Maigoro, the state only recorded two index cases with no death recorded.
“So far, the state recorded only 2 confirmed positive cases.We have collected 70 samples out of which 47 returned negative. We have only 21 pending cases for now. We have also collected an additional 10 samples from the contacts of the second index case”
“The case management of the 2 confirmed cases is a success so far as they are responding very well to treatment. We have a team of experts managing these two index cases. Our Isolation centres are well ventilated with standard equipment to handle patients and we are preparing to accommodate more bed space”
“What we are doing now is tracing the contacts of the second index case. For those contacts that we are not able to collect their samples, they are being quarantined at home, until we collect their samples” he said
Dr Aliyu said that the state is awaiting donations from agencies who pledged to support the state, saying that it is only the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC that is supporting the state to manage the pandemic in the state.