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COVID-19: Ekiti Discharges Five Patients

In Ekiti State, another five COVID 19 patients have been treated and discharged out of the ten active index cases.

The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade, who announced this while briefing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, said that nine COVID 19 patients had so far been treated and discharged.

Dr Yahaya-Kolade explained that the patients were discharged having tested negative to the virus twice

She observed that two new coronavirus cases were discovered from the seventy primary contacts of the late twenty nine years old woman, while another man who sneaked into the state from Kano also tested positive to the virus, and they were the new cases recorded in Ekiti.

The Commissioner for Health said that nine primary contacts of the man who sneaked into the state were being traced, and maintained that beds at the isolation centre had been upgraded to one hundred capacity.

While commending people the for their support in efforts to rid of COVID 19 in Ekiti State, the Director General Office of Transformation and Strategies, Professor Bolaji Aluko urged the people to always report activities in their domains in terms of health and security to the appropriate authorities.

Fifteen COVID 19 cases were confirmed in Ekiti State so far, one death, nine discharged, and five are currently receiving treatment at the Oba Adejugbe Isolation centre in Ado-Ekiti.

Oriola Afolabi

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