Not less than 69 persons have been tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic in Bauchi State, bringing the total number of cases to 364. The State recorded the additional 69 cases on Tuesday 9, June as its highest number of cases since the virus entered the State on March 24.
According to the officials of the State Task Force on Coronavirus in it’s daily update said the fresh 69 cases were identified and confirmed by the laboratory investigation. “All follow up samples came out to be positive again, so we don’t have any discharge at the moment.
“131 have been the new current active cases having received an increase in positive cases as a results of travel importation and sometimes community transmission. The State is now ranked 11 in the country with high cases of COVID-19,” the response team said.
It said that 71 samples are still awaiting while more samples will be collected and sent for investigation. “As of today 9 June 2020, the case fatality rate has shifted back from 3.1% to 2.5%, it indicates an improvement in fatalities, no loss of life recorded from any of our patients.
“So far 2,478 samples had been thoroughly investigated where 364 have been the total confirmed persons who had infected with the Coronavirus in Bauchi State and already 224 have been recovered, certified and discharged home.”
The response team lamented the impact of incessant traveling, saying it increases the possibility of infection which it said would trigger community transmission. It also warned against turning communities to epicenters of diseases while enjoined the residents to adhere to the essential protocols of prevention and control mechanism.
“Taking responsibility is key to self protection and that is why we intensify case investigation, surveillance and contact tracing, and risk communication towards ensuring reasonable reduction and curb the rate of infection across communities, towns and villages,” it added. Bauchi has 364 total number of confirmed cases in the state so far. Active cases are 131.