Kaduna state govenor, Nasir El-rufai

Kaduna State has recorded a new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the state to five.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Balon.

She said of the samples sent to Abuja for testing, five samples were positive, 77 were negative and eight  were pending.

She also said that the government has begun tracing of 119 contacts.

“So far, the State has sent 89 samples to Abuja for testing, among which 5 samples were positive, 77 samples were negative, and 8 samples are pending.

“The State Government has been taking vigorous actions to contain the spread of COVID-19 since February, by reaching out to the Chief Medical Directors of all hospitals in the state, daily evaluation of the pandemic and devising new ways to check the spread,” she said.