The index case of coronavirus in Plateau was a woman who arrived from Kano, an official has said.

According to PREMIUM TIMES that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, announced Plateau’s first case of the coronavirus.

While providing more details on the patient, the Plateau health commissioner, Ninkong Ndam, in a statement, said the patient arrived Plateau from Kano on April 17.

Kano has the third highest number (73) of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, outside Lagos and Abuja.

Mr Ndam said the patient has been quarantined since arrival.

He said the patient later exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 and his samples were taken and sent to NVRI Vom Laboratory for COVID-19 testing.

The result, released on Thursday, confirmed the patient was positive for the virus, the commissioner said.

The patient has remained isolated and is stable and in good condition, he added.

The commissioner said the state’s surveillance team has commenced contact tracing to investigate the case further and institute other public health measures to curb the spread of the disease in the state.

On Thursday, the NCDC listed Plateau as one of the states with one of the 108 new cases of the disease

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