Ghana said the death rate cannot be easily attributed to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
He, however, said the state had already started an investigation to determine the real cause of the deaths, including performing autopsies to establish the cause (s) of the deaths.
"You cannot conclude by saying that when someone dies, they die as a result of an epidemic. No, you must establish the actual cause of death and related items.
"That's why we always invest our time to investigate the causes before we reveal our findings," he said.
The commissioner assured that, as soon as the report of the investigations was released, they would use these results to avoid further deaths.
Ghana also pointed out that the state was not only fighting coronavirus, but other diseases, especially in the hot season, when meningitis and measles occur.
He explained that during the hot seasons a high number of deaths had been reported not only in Yobe, but in other parts of the country.
“We also know that the climate is hot. As hot as 45 degrees and above, all of which can cause many morbidities and result in mortality in the states,& # 39; & # 39; he added.
According to Ghana, the only indigenous person in the state who lost his life as a result of COVID-19 died in an isolation center in a neighboring state, but not in Yobe.
“The COVID-19 Prevention and Control Committee was doing its best to contain the spread of the virus in the state.
“Soon, the committee will expand another isolation center with a capacity for 100 beds at Yobe State Hospital.
"The committee will also produce face masks in large quantities for free distribution to the masses, all in an effort to protect Yobe communities,"& # 39; he said.
He assured residents that the state government would not compromise their lives, as the government is working to ensure that they are protected.