By Idowu Abdullahi,
Towards effectively managing the outbreak of coronavirus within its domain, the Kano State Government has disclosed that it had increased the screening and testing for the novel infections, alongside contact tracing in determining the extent of the spread of pandemic after the death toll jumps to forty-five in the State.
It explained that the action was in line with the government health response towards gaining total control against the virus, and curb community transmission of the disease in the state.
The state’s Ministry of Health revealed that that no fewer than four thousand seven hundred and thirty-five (4,735) coronavirus sample tests have been conducted in the state since the outbreak of the virus in the country.
The Ministry, through a post on its social media page on Monday, also disclosed that the state has recorded no fewer than forty-five coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the state.
This is as it also disclosed that the state, as May 31, recorded three new new confirmed cases of the virus were confirmed, while forty patients were discharged and two fatalities recorded.
The Ministry, in its further update, revealed that the state has recorded nine hundred and fifty-four cases of coronavirus in total, discharged two hundred and forty patients after recovery, and with six hundred and sixty-nine active cases.
The ministry urged residents of the state to observe safety protocols, personal hygiene and use of face mask, hand washing as well as social distancing to stem further spread of the pandemic.