The Coordinator, Kano State COVID-19 Rapid Response Team, Dr Tijjani Hussain has declared that the state government is winning war against COVID-19.
The Coordinator made the declaration while making a presentation at the routine press briefing on COVID-19, held at the government house on Thursday.
He said considering all indicators, as well as the way the active cases are drastically reducing, the state is on the verge of stamping the scourge out.
He revealed that 30 to 39 years old people are the most affected with the virus in the state.
Dr Hussain said the total of 14,993 samples had been collected in the state.
He added that out of the total sample collected, 1,257 were confirmed positive while 958 had been discharged as 247 patients are under treatment in either in isolation center or home-base care.
The Coordinator also revealed that 52 patients of the virus, adding that male carried the larger percentage of death at 27.3% while female represent died. 23.2%.
“30-39 ages are most affected by COVID-19 in Kano. This is similar to what is obtained in other terrains.
” We can say that Kano is winning the war against COVID-19, but this don’t mean there is no COVID-19 in Kano. It still remains a threat in Kano. However the cases have come down drastically,” he stated.
Mr Hussain however disclosed that despite the available testing centres in Kano, the government still take the samples to Abuja because the ones taken in Kano had outstripped the state’s testing capacity.
” Even NCDC pegs 100 sample collection per day, but that of Kano is about 1000. That is why we have to take it to Abuja for speedy testing. Even the NCDC DG commended Kano for the high number of samples we are able to collect per day.
“This is commendable because it is by the maximum cooperation of the Kano people,” he said
The Coordinator noted that despite winning war against the virus, Kano people need to continue observing the COVID-19 protocols strictly in order to stamp out the killer-disease out of the state.
In his remarks earlier, the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa also corroborated the statement of Dr Hussain that the state is winning the fight against coronavirus.
He said “see the sample collection is high. The cases are reducing, that means we are wining.
He Thanked the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and development partners for “untiring efforts in the fight against COVID-19.”
“We also thank the good people of Kano state for their cooperating,” he said.