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Three municipality worst hit, 17 dead so far In Kano from COVID-19, says official

By Centus Nweze


Nasarawa, Tarauni, and Kano Municipal are reportedly worst hit by the new surge of the COVID 19 pandemics, says officials in the state and no less than 17 people are dead as result of the deadly virus.

Sabitu Shuaibu Shanono, Deputy Coordinator Kano Rapid Response on COVID-19 on Wednesday made this disclosures, saying that it all occurred between December 2020 and January 2021 in Kano.

Briefing the stakeholders on the upsurge of pandemic in the state, Mr. Shanono revealed that the state had recorded 827 new cases so far.

The Health official in a power point presentation before the governor, five first class Emirs and others, stated that over 5,000 persons are on contact tracing as the cases rose to 2,636 in the state.

The Deputy Coordinator explained that metropolitan councils that included Nasarawa, Tarauni, and Kano Municipal are worst affected.

Shanono attributed rising cases to poor public compliance to Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) protocol, and low risk perception.

He also blamed poor cooperation by confirmed cases to self isolate themselves or even taken to isolation facility.

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