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Kaduna State Government on Saturday announced that a four-month-old girl and 19 other persons have tested positive for coronavirus in the state.

“The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed that 20 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the state on Friday, 15‘h May 2020,” Kaduna State health commissioner Amina Baloni said in a statement.

“A four-month old girl is regrettably one of the new patients, and investigations indicate that her father has travel history to Kano.”

“The infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons with such symptoms be tested. Her parents have also been tested and their results are being awaited.

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“The 20 new cases are spread across seven local government areas. Chikun has seven (including five members of the same family), Giwa recorded four from the Shika community while three cases are in Kaduna North. Sabon-Gari and Kaduna South have two cases each, while Igabi and Zaria have one each. Six health workers are among the new cases, underlining the risks associated with containing and managing COVID-19.”

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