By Williams Anuku, Abuja
No fewer than 108 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Yobe State, with at least 12 cases emanating from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.
Other cases were confirmed in Dazigau Nangere Local Government Area, including 15 health workers in various facilities and other citizens.
Mohammed Lawan Gana, the Commissioner for Health, represented by Abdullahi Ali Danchuwa, Deputy Co-chair State Rapid Response Team revealed it, during a one-day training of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) in developing strategies to monitor the provision of essential services and Covid-19 response at the facility level.
The training was supported by Lafiya-UK aid Programme in Potiskum town on Monday.
“We have recorded 108 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the state, the problem is that people shy away from giving out samples for testing,” Gana said.
“15 health workers tested positive, Nguru town is leading in Covid-19 cases with 30, followed by Damaturu 24, Bade 18, Potiskum 7, Fika 4, Karasuwa 4, Gulani 3 while Yunusari and Jakusko have not recorded any COVID-19 cases.”
Checks revealed that over 3,502 samples were collected with 108 recorded cases, 15 health workers infected, 8 death and 84 discharged.
He urged the participants to partner with the Government to reduce the spread of the transmission in the state. “Together we will reduce this rate and improve the health of our people.
While explaining the objectives of the training, Mohammed Baba Kuchichi of the Network of Yobe Civil Society Organizations (NYCSO), said that the training is intended to update the CSOs on basic principles of Infection Prevention Control (IPC), to update the CSOs on the delivery status of some essential services in Primary Health Care Centers across the state.