Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed 26 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

The ministry said in its verified Twitter handle @KNSMOH, that the total confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the state stand at 602.

It explained that there were 526 active cases, 50 discharged and 26 deaths.

“Update as at 11:47 p.m. May 10, 2020; 26 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed.

“Total confirmed cases in Kano State are now 602, 18 additional patients discharged and five deaths recorded,” it said.

The ministry also enjoined people to observe safety protocols, use of face mask, social distancing and practice regular hand washing.

Meanwhile, in another tweet on Sunday night, the state government disclosed that eighteen more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients undergoing treatment at the isolation centres in the State have been discharged.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Information in Kano, Muhammad Garba, announced in a statement that 10 recovered COVID-19 patients had been discharged.

He explained that the patients recovered fully and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings and would be reunited with the society.

This brings the total number of patients successfully managed and discharged in the state to 50, according to the state government.

Garba added that three other patients lost the battle to coronavirus on Sunday, noting that Kano has so far tested 2,072 samples for COVID-19 across its centres in the state.



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