The Kaduna State government Monday confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in the state.
The fresh discovery brings to five the number of coronavirus cases in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Baloni, who confirmed this in a statement, said the state government had sent 89 samples to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja and five tested positive for the disease.
She said: ‘’So far, the state has sent 89 samples to Abuja for testing, among which five samples were positive, 77 were negative, and eight are pending. 119 contacts have been listed and further contact tracing is ongoing.
“The state government has been taking vigorous actions to contain the spread of COVID-19 since February, by reaching out to the Chief Medical Directors of all hospitals in the state, daily evaluation of the pandemic and devising new ways to check the spread.’’
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The commissioner said the ministry has set up an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) which meets every day to take proactive measures on the matter.