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General News of Monday, 18 May 2020


Bauchi confirms death of two COVID-19 patients

At least two people have been confirmed to have died as a result of COVID-19 related complications, according to the Bauchi State Government on Monday.

This brings the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state to a total of five.

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi.

Mohammed said nine patients were also discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries in the state to 112.

“Yes! We have just discharged nine patients. We have also recorded two new deaths,” he said.

“We are not waiting like other states, we swing into action by treating any positive patient immediately they are admitted.

“We give them drugs that are on trial and they are recovering, the only thing is that people are still having denial in their minds.

“People should wake up to the reality that COVID-19 is real and should come for testing whenever they are having any of the signs as outlined by health experts,” Mohammed aded.

NAN reports that Bauchi has so far recorded 224 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 112 discharged, five dead, and 107 active cases.


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