The Jigawa State government said on Tuesday 32 out of the 57 samples taken from contacts of infected persons in five local government areas of the state had tested positive for COVID-19.
The state Governor, Muhammad Badaru, disclosed this while giving update on the state of the COVID-19 situation in Dutse.
Badaru said 20 of the samples tested negative, adding that laboratory testing would be repeated on the remaining five samples.
He added that 22 of the confirmed cases are in Dutse, two in Gwaram, three in Birninkudu, one in Kazaure, two in Taura, and one in Miga.
The governor told journalists that contact tracing has already begun and the plan is ongoing to transfer the new cases to isolation centres.
Badaru said: “As you’re all aware, COVID-19 pandemic is fast spreading all over the country with 35 states currently affected.
“Of recent, 57 samples were taken from contacts of infected individuals in Jigawa, specifically from Dutse, Birninkudu, Auyo, Gwaram, and Miga LGAs.
“Unfortunately, 32 are positive and 20 are negative, while laboratory test will be repeated on the remaining five samples.”
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