By Our Reporter
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has cautioned people of the state against breaking the protocols put in place to contain and control further spread of the pandemic.
Engineer Sule handed down the caution while presiding over the monthly state executive council meeting, at the Government House, on Thursday.
The Governor, who used the opportunity of the meeting to update the people on the COVID-19 status of the state, noted that even though Nasarawa State has made significant progress in containing the spread of the pandemic, it’s still necessary for the people to continue to maintain all the various COVID-19 protocols.
While commending the COVID-19 Task Force chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, on the feat attained, Engineer Sule urged the committee to continue with its awareness campaign across the state.
The Governor added that this is even more imperative, with both the Federal Government and Presidential Task Force, supporting the state with N1bn to fight the pandemic.
Giving a rundown of the COVID-19 statistics in the state, Engineer Sule disclosed that so far, the state has zero number of patients across all treatment facilities.
He added that a cumulative 3751 tests were carried out, with the results of 15 cases still being awaited.
According to the Governor, so far, Nasarawa State recorded 449 confirmed cases, with 346 discharged cases, while 88 cases are currently undergoing treatment at home. In all, 13 deaths were also recorded.
“The good thing for us in Nasarawa State is that currently we have zero number of patients at our treatment facilities. All those being treated at our facilities have been discharged,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Engineer Sule said Karu, Keffi and Lafia still constitute about 86 percent of the total cases so far recorded.