Coronavirus: 10 COVID-19 patients discharged in Akwa Ibom, Kwara
- Ten people who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been discharged in Akwa Ibom and Kwara states
- The Kwara state government released seven COVID-19 patients after they tested negative twice
- Three out of the five index cases in Akwa Ibom have also recovered and have been discharged after testing negative twice
Nigeria has recorded another great success in the fight against coronavirus as 10 people have recovered from the deadly virus.
The government of Kwara announced that two out of its four index COVID-19 patients were on Wednesday, April 15, discharged from the state's isolation centre after they had both tested negative for the disease twice.
The good news was announced in a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the chief press secretary to the governor via the state government's official Facebook page on Thursday, April 16.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq revealed that the patients were released alongside five family members who equally tested negative twice.
AbdulRazaq speaking to reporters in Ilorin, the state capital said: "I’m glad to announce to you that we are discharging a total of seven persons from our isolation facility.
"Among these are our first two (index) cases (a male and a female) who have twice tested negative for COVID-19. The remaining five are members of their families who were on quarantine and have also twice tested negative to the virus."
He noted that eleven people were left at the isolation facility with the exit of the seven patients.
The governor while reiterating that testing positive for the virus is not a crime warned against the stigmatisation of COVID-19 patients or their families.
Meanwhile, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, the Akwa Ibom state commissioner, noted that three out of the five index patients who tested positive to coronavirus have been confirmed negative and discharged from the Isolation centre.
Ukpong revealed that the three former COVID-19 patients were released from Ibom Specialist Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, The Nation reports.
The health commissioner also said an additional person who had presented symptoms of COVID-19 but tested negative was also to be discharged, bringing to the total number of released persons to four.
Ukpong further said the total number of coronavirus patients in the state is three.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos, Nigeria's epicentre of coronavirus, recorded another great success in the anti-COVID-19 fight as 16 people recovered from the virus on Wednesday, April 15.
The state's governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the patients were discharged after they tested negative twice for COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu announced this via his verified Twitter handle, noting that the discharged patients are 14 males and two females, including three foreigners.
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