COVID-19: Rising Number of Deaths Spark Fear in Katsina, Daura
There is currently a growing tension sparked by fear over the rising number of deaths within Katsina metropolis and Daura town, Katsina Post learned.
An investigation carried out by Katsina Post uncovered that there is a sharp and unusual increase in the number of death in the two cities in the last couple of days.
This fear is particularly more disturbing especially with the current rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases being recorded in the state which is similar to that in neighboring states like Kano and Jigawa.
Though the cause of the deaths is yet to be ascertained, but some of the deceased were said to have exhibited signs and symptoms similar to that of COVID-19 prior to their deaths.
Another trend noticed by Katsina Post is that majority of the deceased are elderly and in most cases had an underlying medical ailments such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
Residents close to n Danmarna graveyard in Katsina confirmed to Katsina Post that up to ten people were buried in a single day last week – a situation they said has never happened before.
Same situation is also happening in Daura town, where hardly a day passes without two to three burials.
Already, Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari during a press conference expressed concern over the rate of community transmission of covid-19 in the state. This he said, has seen cases of the virus multiply in the last one month.
The state currently has over 150 cases of the virus, as it awaits test results of many more samples from the NCDC testing laboratory in Abuja.