Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that three COVID-19 patients have died of the pandemic.
Tambuwal made the disclosed this during a state broadcast.
Tambuwal said: ” It is with a heavy heart that I have to break this news of the results of tests carried out by the National Center for Diseases Control (NCDC) at the laboratory here in Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), whereby 18 tests were carried out.
” Unfortunately, out of them turned out to be negative. Most of them, if not all, are persons that have had previous contacts with the two index cases that we have had initially.
“And, unfortunately, so far, out of the 54 tests carried out from Sokoto state, it means that we have 19 positive cases.
“Out of these, unfortunately again, we have recorded today 3 COVID-19 associated deaths. All of the 3 are patients having a history of some other diseases-diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.”
Speaking in this regard, Tambuwal’s Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, said the deceased had underlying sicknesses, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure respectively.