- Six coronavirus patients have been discharged in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
- The good news was disclosed by Mohammed Bello, minister of the FCT
- With the latest discharge, the number of recovered patients in Abuja has risen to 46
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Six COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Abuja after making a full recovery and testing negative twice consecutively to coronavirus disease.
Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), revealed this in a tweet on Saturday, May 8, via his Twitter handle.
This brings the total number of recovered patients discharged from isolation in the nation's capital to 46 persons.
According to the FCT minister, more efforts are being sustained to ensure the recovery and discharge of more patients from the isolation and treatment centres.
“Dear FCT residents, I am delighted to announce the discharge of additional six (6) #COVID19 patients in the FCT after they tested negative in the subsequent tests carried out.
“The total number of discharged patients in the FCT is now 46 as at 10am, May 9th, 2020," the tweet read.
As at 10 am on Saturday, FCT has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 336 cases.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening, May 8, announced 386 new cases of coronavirus, officially bringing the total number of confirmed cases to staggering 3,912.
In a tweet by the disease control agency, 176 of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos while Kano state came second with 65 cases.
Katsina was third on the log with 31 cases, while FCT, Borno, Bauchi and Nasarawa states followed with 20, 17, 15 and 14 cases respectively.
13 cases were recorded in Ogun state, while 10 cases were confirmed in Plateaus. Sokoto and Ogun shared four cases each.
In other news, two medical doctors and a nurse were held hostage for some hours in Kano by Covid-19 patients, creating a mild drama amid rising figures of coronavirus cases in the state.
Aminu Mohammed, former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), made this known during a radio programme on Friday, May 8.
Mohammed said the incident happened while the doctors and nurses were conducting a routine checking around the ward where the patients are being managed.
He stressed that the incident was a confirmation of the challenges being faced by health officials who need to manage hostile patients apart from treating them.
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