Ten out of the 76 samples lately collected for COVID-19 testing in Yobe State have returned constructive, bringing the full variety of confirmed instances to 221 within the state.
This was revealed in a COVID-19 Pandemic Scenario Report launched by the State Ministry of Well being and obtained by DAILY POST in Damaturu on Tuesday.
The report says out of the full samples collected within the third week of January 2021 fifty-two (56) returned damaging whereas the outcomes of the remaining 14 samples are pending.
Though Yobe’s loss of life toll stays at 8, the report additionally mentioned there was no COVID-19 associated mortality recorded for 35 consecutive weeks within the state.
It additional defined that the state presently has 14 lively confirmed instances with 199 recovered and discharged sufferers.
In accordance with the epidemiological abstract of the report, out of the 221 confirmed instances within the state, “52 instances are from Damaturu, 51 from Nguru, Fika has 29, Bade 25 instances, Potiskum 20, Nangere 17, Karasuwa 6, Tarmuwa 4, three instances every from Gulani, Jakusko with Bursari, Geidam, Fune and Yusufari have 2 instances every whereas Gujba and Machina have 1 case every”.
The situational report, nonetheless, highlighted some challenges disrupting COVID-19 response within the state to incorporate: assaults on hospitals and first healthcare centres by non-state armed teams, navy operations on account of insecurity in addition to worry of stigmatization resulting in non-disclosure and refusal of pattern assortment amongst others.
The state authorities within the report pledged to scale up entry to hard-to-reach cellular well being companies in Geidam and Gujba; scale-up lively case searches and pattern assortment in distant areas; and scale-up COVID-19 sensitization coaching for crucial stakeholders amongst others.
Yobe data 10 new instances of COVID-19 as whole confirmed instances hit 221