Yobe state govt confirms 471 people dead but denies coronavirus as cause
Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, the state commissioner for health and vice-chairman state COVID-19 response team speaking at a press briefing said 57% out of the general death recorded across the state had an underlying chronic illness.
The commissioner said the team came to the conclusion after very meticulous, verbal autopsy carried out by interviewing relatives of the deceased and medical personnel of those who died in the hospital or had documented medical history.
According to Gana, more than 57% are were aged between 50 years and above, while 58.5% were male. He added that the trend showed an increase in Mortality.
The commissioner said:
“96% had no travel history outside the state.
Approximately 90% of the cases did not have symptoms consistent with the case of COVID-19.”