Number of Cases Likely to Increase, Commissioner

Kaduna Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammad Baloni has said case numbers likely to increase with ongoing active case search in communities.

In the 9 Local Government with Covid-19 infections, targeted testing of contacts and testing of persons who call with symptoms that meet the case definition shows that case numbers might increase.

As at 31 May 2020, Kaduna State had 93 active cases out of a total of 258 cases. 157 persons have been discharged and eight fatalities recorded.

As part of the active case search, 29,771 households have so far been visited.

Baloni said the expanded testing would enable early identification of new cases and would help prevent further spread of the virus by getting infected persons to be isolated and treated earlier.

In addition, it would also provide more accurate data to inform government decisions going forward.

The commissioner also said that the active case search also present the Ministry of Health the opportunity to search for other health conditions and provide services to the communities.

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