Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) has confirmed that a four years old child tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)in the state.
BASPHCDA, Executive Chairman, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, made this disclosure in an interview in Bauchi.
He said: “The four years old child that tested positive for the virus is a contact of another person who returned from Lagos.
“Also, out of the 38 repatriated Quranic Education pupils (Almajiris), seven were confirmed positive of COVID-19.
“So far, all the repatriated Almajiris that tested positive for the disease in Bauchi are from Kano state.”
The PHCDA boss also stated that out of the 48 confirmed cases in the state, five medical personnel tested positive to the deadly disease.
He said that the state would embark on a massive contact tracing, urging residents to report anybody coming into the state from any of the high-risk states.
Mohammed said this was necessary in order to conduct a test or isolate such a person as soon as possible.
He added that most of the cases recorded in the state were returnees from either Kano, Lagos, Portharcourt and Enugu states.
“Apart from the index case, who is the governor of Bauchi state, all our cases are returnees who might have traveled to either Lagos, Portharcourt, Kano or Enugu states,” he said.
Recall that, Bauchi state recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 48.
Six have been discharged so far with zero death recorded in the state.