4-Month-Old Baby Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Kaduna


A 4-month-old child is one of the 20 new COVID-19 cases that were recorded in Kaduna state on Friday, according to authorities.

Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the state commissioner of health made the disclosure on Saturday, adding that investigations have shown that the infant’s father had a travel history to Kano.

However, she added that the infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms to be tested.

She said the child’s parents have also been tested and that their results are being awaited. And according to the commissioner, 15 out of the 20 new COVID-19 cases are family members or close contacts of previously confirmed ones.

She noted further that the latest cases show that the disease has spread into nine local governments, including Chikun, Igabi, Giwa, Kaduna north, Kaduna south, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Soba and Zaria area councils.

However, Chikun has seven, including five members of the same family, and also Giwa recorded four from the Shika community while three cases are in Kaduna North. She also added that, Sabon-Gari and Kaduna South have two cases each, while Igabi and Zaria have one each.

Moreover, six health workers are among the new cases, underlining the risks associated with containing and managing COVID-19.

And widening spread of COVID-19 means that the risk of infection has increased for persons who do not stay at home or who fail to observe necessary precautions when they go out.

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