Mai Tangale and chairman of Northern Christian Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Abdu Maisharu II, has survived the COVID-19 pandemic.
The monarch’s recovery came after spending exactly twelve days at isolation centre after he reportedly tested positive the dreaded coronavirus.
The chairman of the Gombe Task Force on COVID-19, Prof. Idris Mohammed, confirmed the development on Monday.
He said the 72-year-old traditional ruler had been discharged after subsequent tests proved negative for the virus.
According to him, the traditional ruler gave the taskforce permission to disclose his medical records on Sunday.
Speaking at the daily briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, Prof. Mohammed said, “It is a fact that Mai of Tangale had COVID-19 infection, he was admitted and mercifully he had fully recovered and has been discharged. His recovery took 12 days.
“Suspected cases total 1,512. We have received 1088 results from laboratory tests, 960 of this proved negative to COVID-19.”
The COVID-19 taskforce chairman revealed that Gombe has recorded 127 confirmed cases of the pandemic since its outbreak in the country.
“Till date, we have 127 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Gombe. Results awaited amounts to 125, we have treated and discharged a total of 91 persons positive for COVID-19.
“Currently, five persons are in isolation at Kwadon, two are at the state specialist hospital. So, a total of seven persons are on isolation in the whole of Gombe”, he added.