The Commissioner of Health and Chairman of the Task Force on Coronavirus in Jigawa State, Dr Abba Zakari has disclosed on Tuesday that a six-year-old girl has tested positive for Coronavirus in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.
He added that the girl’s father is the index case in Kazaure and was confirmed to be positive upon his arrival from Enugu State.
According to him, out of the 18 samples collected in the contact tracing of the Kazaure index case, only the little girl’s sample turned out positive.
The commissioner revealed that the girl would soon join her father at the isolation centre in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.
According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 3,630,942 cases have been detected worldwide, with 254,592 deaths and 1,184,625 people now recovered. Nigeria recorded 2,802 cases and 93 deaths.
The latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Jigawa State has 39 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with one death recorded.
On the 5th of May 2020, 148 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 2950 cases have been confirmed, 481 cases have been discharged and 98 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 148 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos(43), Kano(32), Katsina(9), FCT(10), Zamfara(14), Taraba(7), Borno(7), Ogun(6), Oyo(5), Bauchi(3), Edo(3), Kaduna(3), Adamawa(2), Gombe(2), Plateau(1), Sokoto(1), Kebbi(1).