54 Fresh Coronavirus Cases Hit Bayelsa, Toll Now 86

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The Government of Bayelsa State has recorded 54 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with was also confirmed in the latest report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Deputy Chairman of the State COVID -19 Task Force, Dr Nathaniel Apoku, the new cases were the results from 76 samples received from NCDC.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 86. According to Apoku, 11 of these positive cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, with 8 of the patients being healthcare professionals.

Apoku who is also the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, noted that more test results were being awaited from the NCDC.

He explained that the state government has embarked on counselling the patients before evacuating them to the isolation facilities.

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