Officials in Adamawa State have reported 43 new cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths within the second week of January, expressing concern that many more infected persons had died at home.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Abdullahi Isa who gave the update at a press briefing in Yola said the second wave of the virus had killed 26 persons since December.
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”Following the second wave of the disease, from December to date, 26 people have been confirmed dead from coronavirus and 73 positive cases recorded since the beginning of January in Adamawa.
”Within the second week of January alone, the total sample collected is 2, 206 out of which 43 are positives and 10 people had died from the disease.
”Our major concern is that a lot of people are dying of the disease at their respective homes, while several others infected with the disease are not reporting the situation to the nearest health facility” Isa said.
According to the commissioner, Yola North and Yola South local government areas with 247 and 156 cases respectively recorded highest number of infection and death in the state followed by Girei, with 44 cases and Fufore with 30 cases.
He therefore called on members of the public to report any suspected symptoms and adhere to preventive measures which include regular hand washing, use of face masks and social distancing.