The number COVID-19 contacts linked to the only index case in Anambra has hit 39 with three of them living outside the state.
Dr Vincent Okpala, Commissioner for Health disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday.
Okpala said the state government had established contact with each of them while it had located where the other three contacts were staying to bring them under control.
He said the index case patient was stable and was making progress and cooperating with the government on the tracing of contacts.
He said the identities of the patients and hospitals involved could not be disclosed as demanded by the ethics of medicine, but assured that all were safe.
Okpala applauded Gov. Willie Obiano for providing the needed support to contain the situation and urged residents of the state to keep to the safety tips including regular hand washing and use of face masks. (NAN)