The death toll from COVID-19 complications in Kano State is now close to 100, data published by the state ministry of health has revealed.
The data posted on Kano State Ministry of Health verified Twitter handle on Friday night, also revealed the state recorded additional one death, making a total of 99 deaths since the outbreak of the virus last year.
The data, published at 10:50 pm has shown that the state had recorded 44 fresh cases out of the 581 test results received on Friday, February 19, 2021.
In the data, 231 cases are active, just as 48 additional patients were discharged, making it 3,306 discharged patients from 3,636 confirmed cases since the record of index case in the state.
The data also shows that the number of total sample taken in the state had reached 71,188.
The state has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of second wave of the virus in November where it recorded about 47 deaths.
The Coordinator, COVID-19 Technical Response Team of the state, Dr Tijjani Hussein, while making presentation on the epidemiology of the disease in the state recently, urged people to strictly comply with the preventive protocols, aimed at reducing the rate of cases in the state.
He called on the general public to embrace wearing face mask, frequent hand washing and observing social distance.
The state government had recently inaugurated 2000 COVID-19 Marshals, who would engage in persuading and even punishing people found flaunting the COVID-19 protocols in the state.
The marshals had been patrolling the city alongside some security agents to ensure compliance to the government’s order, as mobile courts had been set up to prosecute offenders.