The Kano State Government has confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state.
A tweet by the state’s Ministry for Health via its official Twitter handle: @KNSMOH, read: “Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 11:55 pm, 1 death of #COVID19 has been recorded in @KanostateNg.”
Though details of the late patient were not given, the state’s health ministry however said that twelve new cases of the disease have been recorded as at Wednesday, April 15.
Currently, the State has recorded 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as at 11:20pm, April 15, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 11:55 pm, 1 death of #COVID19 has been recorded in @KanostateNg @NCDCgov @FMICNigeria @dawisu @NOA_Nigeria @Chikwe_I @NphcdaNG #StaySafeNigeria #StayHome pic.twitter.com/SC68LnBZHT
— Kano State Ministry of Health (@KNSMOH) April 15, 2020
Daily Trust reports that a 51-year-old medical doctor who was said to be treating a COVID-19 patient died on Wednesday after allegedly contracting the virus from the patient at a private hospital.
The doctor died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), becoming the first medical personnel to die of the deadly virus in Nigeria.
Also, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to work as quickly as possible to break the chain of any community transmission of the novel deadly coronavirus disease.
The chairman of the task force and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in an interview with State House reporters after President Buhari had a video conference with the team on Wednesday.
The SGF appealed to Nigerians to be more patient as government adopted measures to contain the virus and ensure their safety.