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Spike in COVID-19 in Kano, 85 cases recorded in 10 days

The Kano task force on COVID-19 has expressed concern over the recent increase in the number of infections across the state.

According to figures from the Kano ministry of health, more than 80 cases were recorded between December 1 and December 10.

Tijjani Hussaini, chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, disclosed this at a press briefing in Kano on Friday.

Hussaini, who noted that the state recorded 85 cases within the first 10 days of December, described the situation as alarming and called for more efforts on creating awareness regarding adherence to safety protocols.

“Comparing the cases we recorded from September 1 to November 30 where we recorded only 71 cases, the recent cases we recorded within 10 days is alarming,” the task force chairman said.

“In just a single day in December, we recorded 21 cases of COVID-19 positive. This is a clear indication that the cases are increasing.”

In his address, Aminu Tsanyawa, the state commissioner for health, described the development as “disturbing”, and added that a significant percentage of the recent cases are symptomatic.Advertisement

“We are doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease again,” he said.

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