Six COVID-19 patients discharged in Osun

Six COVID-19 patients discharged in Osun

- Osun state has discharged six COVID-19 patients

- This brings the number of discharged patients to 17 in the state

- The remaining 2 patients are said to be responding to treatment

In a good message, the government of Osun has announced that six COVID-19 patients have been discharged.

The good news was announced the state Governor Gboyega Oyetola via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

“Another good news from our Isolation Centre, as 6 more COVID-19 patients have tested negative twice, in line with NCDCgov protocol. The patients who are among the 127 Ivory Coast returnees have been discharged to join their families.On March 25, 2020, the state confirmed its first COVID-19 case. The patient has, however, been discharged,” he tweeted.

“This brings to 17, the number of cases that have tested negative twice & have been discharged after treatment in our State. The remaining 2 patients at our facility are responding to treatment & it is our hope they will recover soon &be released to reconnect with their families.

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“Once again, I thank the people of Osun for your cooperation &sacrifice during this challenging period. I also appreciate all our health workers who have been working so hard to ensure we’re all safe. You’re our heroes&we can’t appreciate your sacrifices enough. God bless you all.”

Meanwhile, had reported that a Nigerian woman identified as Ifeoluwa Oyatokun has shared a heart-wrenching story of how she and her husband suffered from coronavirus and how her husband's colleague lost the battle to the deadly disease.

The woman took to her Facebook page to enlighten people on the danger of coronavirus and why social distancing is important. noted that Ifeoluwa said her husband contracted the deadly disease in the line of duty after being in contact with the carrier of the disease.

She said: "He had recently treated, and been exposed to an accident victim who was later tested positive for COVID-19, a nurse(Areema) already also caught the same thing and was in ICU.

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"They would need to be fully sure one has the symptoms and it affects daily activities before they approve the test."

Ifeoluwa said after her husband's resulted came out positive, he was quarantined and he started taking antibiotics and multivitamins. The woman said the family also prayed during this trying period.

She said: "He would groan and turn all night, visibly in pain, but we kept faith. Eventually, we won only waiting for the cold and headaches to clear as well."

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