A Resource person from World Health Organisation, Mrs Fatimah Mustapha addressing participants at the sensitisation progmme on COVID-19 in Ilorin,kwara state,-ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU

From Ali Muhammad Rabiu (Kwara)

The Kwara Government says it has so far tested 17, 581 for COVID-19 out of an estimated total population of 3,694,079 million people living across the state.

An Epidemiologist, at the state Ministry of Health, Dr.Khadijah Kamaldeen stated this in Ilorin, at a sensitization workshop for newsmen on update of COVID-19 pandemic across the 16 Local Government Area of the state.

She said the state had equipped 12 testing laboratories on Coronavirus across the 16 LGAs to cater for the teeming population.

Dr .Kamaldeen noted that the essence of the establishment of the testing centres is to afford people the opportunity to test for their status, adding that some local governments have higher cases of Coronavirus than others.

Dr. Kamaldeen confirmed that 45 people had so far died of the diseases, with 385 active cases receiving treatment.

She maintained that the distribution of health care workers who tested positive for COVID-19 by cadre currently stands at 4.5 percent for doctors, 2.8 percent for nurses, 2.4 percent for microbiologist, 0.4 percent for Attendants and 0.0 percent for Physiotherapist.