The Katsina State Government on Tuesday announced the death of one Dr. Aminu Yakubu, a Daura based private medical practitioner who recently returned from Lagos and died three days after in the state.

The State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, while announcing the death of the first COVID-19 victim in the state, said the result from the laboratory tests showed that he was COVID -19 positive which contributed to his death

According to the Governor, Dr Yakubu who is a native of Kogi State was also said to be suffering from Hypertitis and threats of hypertension.

The Governor further announced the commencement of contact tracing of all those the dead medical practitioner must have come into contact with from Lagos to katsina between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

He added that full medical personnel have been deployed in Daura for the exercise.

He said "his samples were taken to NCDC for diagnosis where it was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive".

" Our medical response team are in Daura right now for contact tracing of all that came into contact with him, we hope by this night and tomorrow morning to take complete samples of those he had contact with to the NCDC"


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