Prof Abdullahi Isah, Commissioner for Health, has confirmed that, 6 people died and recorded 84 cases of COVID-19 in Adamawa state.
Isah, told newsmen at the update press briefing Monday in Yola, while reviewing success made by government in containing the pandemic in the state.
He said the statistics is since from the outbreak of the pandemic from March to June this year.
“We have recorded 84 positive cases of COVID-19, out of which 44 had been discharged and 40 presently on admission.
“Yesterday alone (Sunday), we recorded 11 new positive cases and the situation is seriously alarming,” Mr Isah said.
According to the commissioner, Yola North, Yola South, Girei and Mubi North LGA areas have the highest prevalence rate of COVID-19 cases in the state.
“Yola-North local government was leading, with 47 positive cases, followed by Girei 11, Mubi North, 10 and Yola-South, nine.
The other remaining seven cases were recorded from other local government areas in the state.
Mr Isah said it was regrettable that the current 11 positive cases in the state were from the elderly people.
“The state is currently experiencing an increase in the number of diagnoses and most of the cases are now at community transmission level, which is more dangerous.
“The 11 cases diagnosed yesterday (Sunday) were mainly elderly people, which made the situation more worrisome,” Mr Isah said.
Comrade Umar Garba-Pella, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, lamented over mom compliance with protocol COVID-19.
“The situation is alarming and it is sending fears across the state.
“Government is calling on people to wake up and comply with the safety measures, which include maintaining social distancing, ensuring regular hand washing and regular wearing of face masks”.
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