Deputy governor of Borno, Umar Kadafur revealed 12 patients, who recovered from COVID-19, have been discharged from the state’s isolation centres.
Kadafur, who is also the chairman of the state response team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, disclosed the recoveries in a statement on Sunday.
The latest development brings to 14 the number of COVID-19 patients that have been discharged in the state.
He said six of those discharged were from the state’s isolation centre while the other six are from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
According to him, 22 more patients are awaiting results of their final tests before they can be considered fit to be discharged.
He asked residents to do more in observing all preventive measures against the pandemic as advised by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), especially staying at home, social distancing and wearing of a nose mask when there is a need to go out.
The NCDC also announced, late Sunday, that the state recorded 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Borno to 185.
According, reports So far, 16 deaths have been recorded in the state.
Earlier, the deputy governor said some people in the state still do not believe that COVID-19 is real.
Kadafur said despite the increasing rate of spread of the disease, many people still disobey the social distancing rule by participating in burial ceremonies and observing congregational prayers.