COVID-19: 41% Of Kano Dead Had Corona Virus Symptoms

by on April 30, 2020

41.3% of the Kano Residents who died the past few weeks had Covid-19 symptoms like Fever, which is one of the major symptoms of the virus in a recent report by SBM.

Men made up 91% of the Kano casualties, which also aligns with confirmed global reports as men are 2.4 times more likely to die from Covid-19.

Globally Men make up about 70.3% of Covid-19 deaths.

The Kano State Government admitted the high number of deaths in Kano but attributed it to other diseases like Malaria.

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The Kano Government through the state’s commisioner of health, Muhammad Garba also admitted that a Verbal Autopsy was conducted, which is a way of finding out the causes of deaths by gathering information about the medical history of the confirmed casualties.

As at 11:55pm, 29th April, Kano had 24 confirmed new cases and 115 total confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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