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Katsina discharges 6 patients after testing negative to COVID-19

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Six patients who initially tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 virus in Katsina have now been discharged by the state government after testing negative to the virus following treatment.

This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Dr Bello Suleiman, who informed that the patients were discharged after they all tested negative twice.

According to Suleiman who noted that the feat was achieved after 19 days of treatment of the COVID-19 patients, a two-and a half-year-old child was among those discharged.

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He also informed that all the discharged patients are from Daura Local Government Area of the state, where the first index case was recorded.

This comes after the four family members of Katsina State COVID-19 index case, Dr. Aliyu Yakubu, who died as a result of the disease, were discharged after testing negative for the virus.

The Chairman Coronavirus Public Enlightenment Committee in Daura Local Government Area, Alhaji Hussaini Umar Rafindadi, disclosed this to journalists in an interview last Saturday.

It would be recalled that the late Dr. Yakubu died as a result of complications arising from the disease before he could be tested and treated. Tests conducted on members of his family however returned negative.

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