From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Katsina State has recorded nine more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 30.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari announced this at a news briefing yesterday in Katsina.
He gave a breakdown of the cases to include four in Daura, four in Katsina and one in Dustinma, all traced to the index case that died of the virus in Daura last month.
The governor noted that so far two hundred and eighty-seven samples have been collected, out of which thirty have returned positive while sixteen results are still been awaited from the NCDC laboratory in Abuja.
He explained that there were still about one hundred and thirty contacts identified across twelve Local Government Areas who have been isolated and their samples being taken for tests.
Masari disclosed that the state has four quarantine facilities with the capacity to admit two hundred and seventy-six Covid-19 patients at a time, but was focusing on prevention of the virus.
He appealed to local authorities to be vigilant of their subjects and enforce the guidelines for prevention of Coronavirus, and to report visitors in their communities for quarantine.