- Five more coronavirus patients have been discharged in Akwa Ibom state
- The discharge followed two negative test results recorded by the patients as required by the NCDC
- This was disclosed by the Akwa Ibom commissioner for health and state COVID-19 incident manager, Dr. Dominic Ukpong
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The Akwa Ibom state government has discharged five more recovered COVID-19 cases with only one positive patient remaining in the state.
This was disclosed by the Akwa Ibom commissioner for health and state COVID-19 incident manager, Dr. Dominic Ukpong.
The commissioner said the discharge followed two negative test results recorded by the patients as required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He, however., solicited the anonymity of the discharged patients to be maintained as demanded by them.
He said: “Following the last 30 cases that we sent for test, the final results came out yesterday and I'm glad to inform you that out of the lot, only one case came positive the rest were negative.
“So what we have done today is to discharge those patients that we were testing for the last time and we have just discharged them. Many of them, essentially all of them will like to be anonymous.
“I don’t want to publish their photographs, we don’t want to give their names, but they have just been discharged.”
He revealed that Akwa Ibom state has so far tested over a hundred persons, out of which it has recorded only sixteen positives.
Two of these, he confirmed, died while thirteen of the remaining positive cases have all recovered, leaving only one positive case.
“The fourteen positive have all been converted to negative except one. That is the new case that is there with us,” he added.
He noted that COVID-19 is not a death sentence and that the government is doing a lot to make sure that nobody dies.
Dr. Ukpong lauded the commitment of the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to ensuring that the state COVID-19 management team has all that is required to combat the contagion in the state.
He said the Governor Emmanuel has performed very well in the fight against the disease, especially judging from the huge number of cases and the gradual decline in the numbers, but urged Akwa Ibom people to continue observing the laid down precautionary measures in order to check the spread of disease in the state.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel recently announced that the state has recorded 100% recovery of patients who tested positive of coronavirus.
The governor revealed this on Saturday, May 10 in Uyo, during an interview with selected journalists.
He said the state incident management committee on COVID-19 has performed excellently in managing all the cases.
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