COVID-19: Kwara discharges 89 patients, confirms 17 new cases, 20 deaths

The Kwara State government has discharged 89 coronavirus patients from its isolation centre in Ilorin.

The state Covid-19 technical committee in its latest update released in Ilorin on Tuesday, also announced 17 new confirmed cases of the virus.

Death toll from the virus has increased from 19 to 20, according to the update by the spokesman of the committee, Rafiu Ajakaye.

Similarly, the total confirmed cases has risen to 882, while active cases is now put at 257.

Six hundred and five patients have so far been discharged.

Total tests done now stands at 3872, while 2971 returned negative.

The update further added that only 19 pending tests are being awaited.

DAILY POST recalls that the infectious disease has spread to 10 of the 16 local government council areas of the state despite efforts by the state government to curtail the community transmission of the virus.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Tuesday, commended efforts of the private sector for its strategic role in Nigeria’s campaign against Covid-19 pandemic.

He noted the efforts to include setting up of isolation centres, medical support to various states and recent donation of food palliative to vulnerable households across Nigeria.

He spoke in Ilorin, at the flag off of the distribution of food palliative donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) and the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) to Kwara state.

“We are very appreciative of the efforts by CACOVID in the fight against Covid-19. This is not the first.

“They were with us at the isolation centre where they made donations of medical supplies and other things.

“The food palliative is another move. We are really grateful for their interventions to governments across the country,” the governor stated.

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