73 die of COVID-19 in Plateau

A total of 73 people have so far died of COVID-19 in Plateau State since May 2020 when the state recorded the first death resulting from the pandemic.

The Commissioner for Health Dr. Nimkong Lar while giving an update on the status of Covid 19 in Plateau on Thursday.

Lar noted that Plateau State is 5th after Lagos, FCT, Rivers, and Kaduna in the log table of states most hit by the pandemic.

He further stated that so far Plateau State has tested 91,963 people and yesterday the 305 were tasted with 43 confirmed cases.

Lar said: “Cumulatively, Plateau has 9443 confirmed cases of Covid 19 while 53 are currently being managed with Covid 19.”

He added that 9852 people have been discharged.

Lar also disclosed that Plateau State is on the second phase of the Covid 19 vaccination and at the moment Plateau State has received 100,250 AstraZeneca and 50,004 Modena vaccines.

He said: “Since the beginning of vaccination in Plateau State, 221,502 citizens have been fully vaccinated and Plateau State is poised to vaccinate a total number of 2 million by the end of January 2022.”

He warned against refusal to be vaccinated and calls on citizens to reach out to primary health care centers in the Local Government Areas for the vaccines.

He called on citizens to make it a point of duty to get vaccinated as the vaccines are available and free and to also note that the new variant of Covid-19 doesn’t come with the usual signs of cough but only comes with pains that leads to death.