KADUNA, Nigeria – The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai says 20 new cases of coronavirus disease have been confirmed in the state.
The Governor who disclosed this in a statement via his Twitter account said a four-month-old baby was among the 20 new confirmed cases.
He said “The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed that 20 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state on Friday, 15th May 2020.
”Fifteen of the 20 new cases are family members or close contacts of previously confirmed cases.
”A four-month-old girl is regrettably one of the new patients, and investigations indicate that her father has travel history to Kano.
”The infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms be tested.
”Her parents have also been tested and their results are being awaited.
”The 20 new cases are spread across seven local government areas.”
“The latest cases show that COVID-19 has spread into nine LGAs, increasing the risk of infection for persons who do not stay at home or who fail to observe necessary precautions when they go out.”