Health worker at University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan tests positive for Coronavirus

Health worker at University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan tests positive for Coronavirus
A health worker at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan has tested positive for coronavirus.

The hospital said in a statement released on Saturday May 9, that the infected staff works in the hospital’s surgical unit.

The statement reads; 

“The hospital wishes to announce that one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among the staff of the hospital’s surgical services.
“The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving the necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols instituted.
“Consequently as at 4 pm, Friday, 8th May 2020, we have one new case of COVID-19 confirmed. The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven). Out of these, six patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the Hospital, two of which were discharged after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done.
“One patient was however transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, Two deaths occurred.
“Presently, there are three active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the Hospital. one of these is on admission while the other two are being managed at home.”

The hospital's Chief Medical Director, Jesse Otegbayo also confirmed the development. He tweeted; 

Update on Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 in the University College Hospital, Ibadan:
One case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among the staff of the hospital's surgical services. The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols have been instituted. Consequently, as at 4 pm, Friday, 8th May 2020, we have one new confirmed case of COVID-19.
The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven). Out of these, 6 (six) patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation ward and other locations in the Hospital, 2 (two) of which were discharged after testing negative

Health worker at University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan tests positive for Coronavirus

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