COVID:19: 25 corps members test positive in Gombe

Twenty-five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Gombe State have tested positive for the dangerous COVID:19.

Dr Habu Dahiru, the State Commissioner of Health, revealed this on Saturday.

According to the Commissioner, 1,291 tests were performed on corps members stationed in the state, with 25 of the samples returning positive.

He also disclosed that a mother of a 7-month-old baby, and three others with underlying ailments of hypertension and asthma were among those who tested positive for the virus.

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The Commissioner also revealed that all the victims have been quarantined at the Isolation Centre of Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kwadon, Yamaltu/Deba LGA of the State.

“The victims were identified during the ongoing screening and rapid testing at the Orientation Camp at Amadan, which began when the camp opened five days ago,” he said.

The Commissioner added that the victims were from states where cases of the Delta COVID variant have been recorded.

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