The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Baba Tela, said Tuesday another person had tested positive for COVID -19 in the state.
Tela disclosed this while briefing journalists on the update of the about 100 contacts of the index case tested in Bauchi from March 24 to date.
He said the third case, a 55-year-old, was among the suspected cases whose blood samples were submitted by the state to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) during contact tracing.
Speaking on the state’s preparedness against the pandemic, Tela said the State Rapid Respond Committee on COVID -19 and Lassa Fever had inspected an additional Isolation center with 150 bed capacity in Bayara General Hospital.
The deputy governor said: “The Bauchi State Rapid Respond Committee on COVID- 19 and Lassa Fever is in Bayara General Hospital to inspect the facility.
“Intensive efforts on contact tracing and testing of all contacts of index cases are still on.
“It is through the testing we get the negative and positive cases in the state.”
He said the cases earlier detected would soon be discharged.