Bayelsa records 29 new COVID-19 infections, 1 death

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BAYELSA has recorded one additional COVID-19 related death and 29 new infections as announced by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Dr Jones Stowe, Director of Public Health and a member of State COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement on Thursday in Yenagoa, said the new death has brought the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 in the state.

Stowe explained that with the new cases, Bayelsa now has 234 COVID-19 confirmed cases.

“To breakdown the update, we have five new cases discharges and unfortunately, one new death recorded on Wednesday.

“The state now has a total 234 confirmed cases of the deadly disease, 114 active cases and total of 105 discharged persons,” he said.

Stowe, however, explained that the 29 new cases were the result of last batch of the 300 samples sent to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) laboratory for testing.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the State Government on June 17, disclosed that it had 300 pending samples for COVID-19 test in laboratories across the South-South.

The laboratories were having issues with reagents and supplies leading to delays in returning results.

NAN

– July 02, 2020 @ 14:55 GMT

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