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BAUCHI state has got on record second Covid-19 positive case apart from governor Bala Mohammed who is the index case.
The new case is believed to be a close friend of the governor.
The State Commissioner for Health Dr.Aliyu Maigoro told reporters in Bauchi that 48 samples were taken to Abuja with two testing positive.
He said 37 tested negative while the outcome of remaining nine are being awaited.
He said the state has intensified surveillance and contact tracing of the second confirmed case.
He said: “As at this time, we have taken 48 samples of high risk patients to Abuja from day one up till this time when the index case was confirmed .As of today. We have two confirmed case of Covid-19 in Bauchi State. Out of those samples taken 37 returned negative. We are waiting for the pending nine results. In addition to that, even the index cases are not displaying any sign or symptom as at this time of reporting.”
The commissioner stated further: ‘’The first index case is recovering and is doing extremely very healthy and up to this time there is no sign or symptom suggestive of Covid-19 except the confirmatory result. He is still in isolation
’’The second case is also being isolated and has already started receiving management too as well as other supportive case management’’
‘’Apart from that, we are still continuing with our other activities of surveillance as well as contact tracing. We are contacting the primary contact of the first case and we are taking their samples to Abuja to know their situation’’
’’We have also started contacting the contacts of this second case and also we are going to take their samples to Abuja to analyse.’’