- The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) inAbeokuta, Ogun state, confirms new cases of COVID-19 in the health facility
- The hospital says the latest cases are a nurse and some other staff whose identities were not released
- The fresh cases are happening less than a week after a pregnant woman, who tested positive, died before her result arrived
It is a moment filled with uncertainty at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) inAbeokuta, Ogun state, as a nurse and three others are said to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Also called coronavirus, the disease has continued to spread fast across Nigerian states.
The Nation reports that the nurse and the three others tested positive less than a week after a pregnant woman died at the facility just before her result came out positive.
Another case having to do with a man was recorded at the facility within the same period.
The two previous cases had led to the shutting down of the accident and emergency complex of the hospital.
As at Friday, May 8, at least seven people had tested positive for the virus at the hospital.
"The centre hereby confirmed the case of another three patients whose test results just returned positive.
“Two of them are staff of this centre, a nurse and an administrative staff which brings the total number to five," a statement by the head of FMC’s public relations, Segun Orisajo, said.
The statement added that so far, no doctor in the centre had tested positive for coronavirus contrary to some media report.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Saturday night, May 9, confirmed the new cases.
According to the agency, 97 of the cases were in Lagos, 44 in Bauchi, 29 in Kano and 19 in Katsina.
Borno states had 17 cases the Abuja had seven cases, Kwara had six, Oyo had five, while Kaduna, Sokoto and Adamawa states had three cases each.
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