Bauchi state government has disclosed that there is no any of its COVID-19 patient in the State’s intensive care units (ICU). 

The state commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro stated this on Wednesday while briefing journalists on the efforts of the state government towards curtailing the spread of the virus. 

Dr. Maigoro said no severe cases of the virus was recorded in the state since the outbreak of the coronovirus disease. 

According to him, out of its 182 confirmed cases, 23 have been fully recovered and discharged from the novel disease. 

He regretted that, while 164 patients are currently on treatment, the state also recorded  8 new cases of the virus. 

“As at today, in Bauchi state we don’t have any COVID-19 patient in our intensive care units, and also we don’t have any severe cases of the virus”, the commissioner said. 

“For COVID-19, you must wait for 14 days to see the level of condition of the patients whether they show any symptom of the virus or not”, he added. 

The Health commissioner said with the review in the protocol on COVID-19 pandemic, the delay in accessing tests from Jos, Plateau state will be minimal. 

“Immediately you get the first test result, you can discharge the patient, because the pattern in Nigeria, after a patient is  tested negative for the first time, the second will also be negative. So far, we have not put any of our patient on ventilation since the outbreak of coronovirus disease in the state”. Maigoro declared. 

On whether pregnant women with coronovirus disease can affect the health of their babies, Dr Maigoro noted that, “up to now, transmission of coronovirus from mother to child based on studies is yet to be proven”. 

“COVID-19, is a novel disease, meaning, we are still studying it, transmission of coronovirus from mother to child which we called vertical transmission, up to now the studies has not proven”, the Doctor explained.

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