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Four-month-old baby among 20 new COVID-19 cases in Kaduna

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Kaduna State Government has confirmed a four-month-old baby as one of the 20 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the state.

In a statement, the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, said investigation indicated that the father of the infected child has travel history to Kano.

‘’The infant, who had been brought to hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines, which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms be tested,” she added.
 
Baloni further said the child’s parents have also been tested and their results are being awaited. The Commissioner added that 15 of the 20 new patients are family members or close contacts of previously confirmed cases, adding that the new cases were spread across seven local councils.

“Chikun has seven, including five members of the same family, Giwa recorded four from Shika community, while three cases were in Kaduna North.

Sabon-Gari and Kaduna South have two cases each, while Igabi and Zaria have one each,” she said.

The statement added that six health workers were among the new cases, underlining the risks associated with containing and managing the virus.

According to Baloni, the latest cases show that COVID-19 has spread to nine local councils: Chikun, Igabi and Giwa, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Soba and Zaria Local Councils.


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