Ogun State Government has disclosed that it has discharged additional three patients out of the nine persons that tested positive for Coronavirus since last February 28 this year when the state recorded outbreak of the pandemic disease.
This is coming just as the state government also revealed that the first state’s fully funded Molecular Laboratory in Nigeria has been installed in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital about the progress recorded so far in the war against the dreaded pandemic.
Coker, who explained that the three additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from one of the state owned isolation facilities said the figure brings the total number of discharged patients so far to six, adding that three more patients are currently being treated at an isolation centre in the state.
“So far, we have identified 210 persons who had contacts with the positive cases, out of which 110 underwent the required 14 days quarantine period. Only two of this number tested positive, the remaining 108 tested negatives on completion of the quarantine period.
“100 others are however are still observing the quarantine period and are being observed and monitored by our specialist doctors and other healthcare workers.
“Thus, we have only three active cases and they are being treated by our doctors and other healthcare workers in one of our Isolation and Treatment Centres.
“We are only awaiting the accreditation of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for it to commence full operation. This will significantly boost the efforts of the state to test individuals with suspected symptoms.
“The state has finalised the installation of Mobile Testing Booths to be deployed across the state, particularly around the vulnerable areas such as our communities bordering Lagos to stem community transmission into Ogun State.
“With the above measures in place, we should be able to have one-day return of test results for anyone suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms in the State”, Coke affirmed.