COVID-19: 2 patients abscond from Oyo isolation centre

COVID-19: 2 patients abscond from Oyo isolation centre

- Two coronavirus patients have absconded in Oyo

- The two escapees were among the 33 active cases being managed by the state

- With this, the number of active cases in Oyo state is now 31

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Two COVID-19 patients out of the 33 active cases being managed in isolation centre in Oyo state have absconded.

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo state tweeted this on Wednesday’s afternoon while giving situation update of the pandemic in the state.

According to Makinde, the patients possibly may have absconded to their permanent places of residence.

The governor, who chairs the State COVID-19 TaskForce, said that the two escapees were among the 33 active cases being managed by the state, saying the development has brought the number of active cases in Oyo state to 31.

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He further tweeted: “ten cases are self-isolating while 21 cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo state.

“One at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and 20 at Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan; 19 of these 20 cases at Olodo are asymptomatic while the last person has anosmia – loss of smell.”

On the results of five suspected cases that came back positive on Tuesday, Makinde disclosed that four of them were travellers from the northern part of the country while the last one is a resident of Oyo state.

The governor also revealed that a total of 975 samples have so far been collected and were being processed.

He urged the general public to call the emergency operations centre if they found travellers from other states arriving in your neighbourhood.

The numbers are 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 or 08078288800.

Meanwhile, had reported Kogi state has been thrown into anxiety following the alleged death of four patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja who are speculated to have died of coronavirus.

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Soyombo, had through a series of tweets alleged a cover-up in coronavirus death in Kogi.

He said one of the patients died at FMC, Lokoja, Kogi state capital after exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms without his sample taken.

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"That was the fourth such death at the FMC last week alone. Not once were the patient’s samples taken, dead or alive. It was a familiar cover-up," he alleged.

“March 22 was the first time this scenario occurred. A patient who came into Kogi from Lagos required a CS. The patient exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, prompting the hospital to request for her to be tested. It was turned down.

"The patient was isolated for some time, surgery was done and she was discharged without testing." ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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