Kano State Government today announced that three of the patients that earlier tested positive for COVID-19 in the state are set to be discharged.
The Coordinator, COVID-19 Response Team, Dr Tijjani Hussain, made the disclosure while briefing the Press in Kano.
According to him, the three patients had tested negative for coronavirus twice, fulfilling the criteria to be discharged.
“Three patients can be discharged any moment from now. They were tested negative twice after the interval of 24 hours, which means they are due for discharge,” he said.
Dr. Hussain explained that the patients would have since been discharged if not for the closure of the state’s testing center, located at Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).
He added that the state would discharge more since patients are recovering, adding that with the establishment of three testing centers in the state, the discharge process would be expedited.
“You know, there are criteria for discharging COVID-19 patients. They must undergo two tests at the interval of 48 hours. If both tests show negative, the patient is due for discharge and be presented with certificate before reuniting with his family,” he explained
The coordinator also disclosed that 400 contracts had been traced in the state, addimg that 7 out of 71 results of their samples taken had shown positive, while the remaining 64 came out negative.
He further stated that the 1,503 samples had been collected so far, while 22.8% of it were tested positive to the virus, adding that the state’s had received the total of 1,332 calls so far.
In his remarks, the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje expressed gratitude to president Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to support Kano in the fight against coronavirus.
He also thanked Aliko Dangote, Abdussamad Isyaku Rabiu and others who supported the state in cash or in kind to combat the dreaded disease.
The governor also appealed to the citizens of the state to fully comply with the lockdown order and constantly follow the guidelines for prevention against coronavirus.