KATSINA INVESTIGATES UNUSUAL RISE IN DEATHS
The Katsina State Government says it is investigating the causes of the unusual rise in deaths being recorded daily across the state.
Governor Aminu Masari disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in the State.
He said the Government has trained pathologists who would look into the causes of the deaths in the State.
“The pathologists will investigate what is responsible for the massive deaths being recorded.
“Most of the people who died were elderly persons, without going to the hospital.
“The pathologists will get samples of some of the dead persons to confirm whether it is as a result of COVID-19 or not,” Masari said.
The Governor revealed that the State Government now has about 400 samples waiting for testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He urged the security agents to continue to enforce measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease by enforcing restrictions on interstate movement and inter-local government movement.
The Governor also urged residents to remain law-abiding as the measures being taken were in everyone’s best interests.
According to the NCDC, as of May 26th, 2020, Katsina has recorded 335 cases of Coronavirus.
Of the 335 cases, 270 are active and are on admission, 51 discharges have been made, and 14 deaths have been recorded.
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