COVID-19: Bauchi Records 5 New CasesCOVID-19: Bauchi Records 5 New Cases

COVID-19: Bauchi Records 5 New Cases

COVID-19: Bauchi Records 5 New Cases

No fewer than five Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been recorded at the new Bauchi State Molecular Reference Laboratory on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed infections to 246.

According to information received from the Emergency Operation Centre of the State Ministry of Health COVID-19 Centre, a total 221 patients had been discharged so far since the outbreak of the disease in the state, with 17 patients on admission at the isolation centres.

Although as at Wednesday, no patient had been discharged, the total number of laboratory samples taken so far was 1,850 even as the case fatality rate of the state still stood at 3.3%.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State government has reiterated its determination to uplift the standard of primary and secondary health facilities in line with the world standard.

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The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Muhammad Maigoro, disclosed this while inaugurating members of the drug revolving fund committee in Bauchi.

Aliyu said the state of emergency placed on the health sector of the state was aimed at ensuring effective service delivery by health personnel in the state.

He said the state government had paid its health counterpart fund and assured of proper monitoring and distribution of drugs across the health facilities in the state, just as he charged members of the committee to develop a roadmap for the sustenance of the project in the state.

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