Bauchi State government says 51 health workers and 17 inmates of the correctional facility in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
The executive chairman of Bauchi state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Rilwanu Mohammed, announced this in an interview with NAN on Saturday.
He said one of health workers lost his life to the disease in the course of duty.
According to him, an isolation centre was created in the correctional facility to ensure that no inmate escapes.
Mohammed said, “We have 51 medical personnel, who have been infected so far in the state and out of this figure, one lost his life in the line of duty.
“Also, we currently have 17 inmates who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. We created an isolation centre in the facility because we don’t want the inmates to escape. 14 of them are currently on treatment in the isolation centre inside the facility.
“We are engaged in massive community search, trying to take samples of members of the communities.”