Adamawa State commissioner of health, Professor Abdullahi Isa has disclosed that no fewer than 26 persons have died since the incursion of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic into the state from December, 2020 to date.
The commissioner who made the revelation at a session with newsmen said, in the last one week alone, 10 people have died while 43 new infections were recorded.
“Following the 2nd wave of the disease from December to date, 26 people have been confirmed dead and 73 infections were recorded since the beginning of January.
“And within the second week of January alone, a total of 2,206 samples were collected out of which 43 turn out positive and 10 people died from the disease.
“Our major concern is that a lot of people are dying from the disease in their homes, while several others infected with the disease are not reporting it to the nearest health facility,” he said.
He noted that Yola north and Yola south local governments have the highest infections and deaths from the disease so far, with Yola North having 247 incidences while Yola south recorded 156 infections.
According to the commissioner, Girei and Fufore local governments followed suit with 44 and 30 infections respectively.
Isa called on the people to continue to observed safety protocols and urged them to report suspected cases to the nearest health facility.