By Idowu Abdullahi,
The Nasarawa State Government has announced the discharge of additional nineteen coronavirus patients, after receiving negative coronavirus test results and being certified free from the pandemic.
It said that the nineteen former coronavirus patients had been treated in various isolation centers in the state and were reunited with their families and loved ones after series of tests which returned negative twice.
The State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said the development brought the active cases in the state to twelve with only one fatality recorded.
The Governor, who disclosed this, on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen after inspecting ongoing works at the Infectious Diseases Control and Diagnostic Centre, Lafia, said several isolation centres in the state has no patients occupying them.
According to him, the government will continue to prioritise safety of the citizens while assuring that the first phase of the Infectious Diseases Centre, which entails the physical structure of the facility, is at 95 percent completion in preparation for future emergencies like outbreak of infectious diseases in the state.
“We have been very lucky, we had total of 32 cases. As at this morning, we have had one death and 19 that have already been discharged.
“They have turned negative again and they have been discharged. Of the 32 cases, we only have 12 active cases,” the Governor said.