The Governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has confirmed the death of three COVID-19 patients in the state.
” It is with heavy heart that I have to break this news of the results of tests carried out by the National Center for Diseases Control (NCDC) at the laboratory here in Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), whereby 18 tests were carried out.
”Unfortunately, out of them nine turned out to be negative. Most of them, if not all, are persons that have had previous contacts with the two index cases that we have had initially.
“And, unfortunately, so far, out of the 54 tests carried out from Sokoto state, it means that we have 19 positive cases.
“Out of these, unfortunately again, we have recorded today 3 COVID-19 associated deaths. All of the 3 are patients having history of some other diseases-diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.” Governor Tambuwal said.
The governor made the announcement on a statewide broadcast on Wednesday while speaking on the updates about the pandemic in the state.
According to his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, he also related that the 3 deceased patients were suffering from underlying respiratory sickness, diabetes and high blood pressure before they contracted the covid-19.
During the broadcast, he urged every member of the state to continue supporting their fight against the pandemic, and to ensure they obey by all rules laid down by the state government.
At the moment, Sokoto state has a total of 19 cases of the COVID-19, including deaths and recoveries.