Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has announced the discharge of 22 patients of COVID-19 in the state.
Before their discharge the patients were isolated and treated in two of the state isolation facilities.
According to sokoto state Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname, who addressed journalists on behalf of the governor, 19 patients had hitherto been discharged after they were certified as healthy and free from the virus.
“This brings to 41 the total number of COVID-19 patients, out of 106 cases, so far discharged by the Task Force,” Gov. Tambuwal emphasized.
Describing the current discharges as the highest so far achieved by the state, the governor reiterated that “being COVID-19 isn’t a death sentence in any way.”
“This development shows that many of those infected by the disease do recover and go about their normal activities.
“For this reason,” the governor implored the people of the state, “we should avoid stigmatization of any kind of those infected by the virus.” Tambuwal said