Ogun State Discharged 6 Coronavirus Patients

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun announced the discharged of 6 patients of Coronavirus. He posted this on his Twitter page that,

“Great to announce we have discharged 6 persons in total, after they each twice tested negative to the COVID-19, out of the 9 total confirmed cases across the State.

Out of all 6 discharged persons, 3 were discharged between yesterday Thursday, 15th April, 2020 & today, Thursday, 16th April.

This leaves 3 active cases we are currently handling in the State.

The test-and-trace strategy we have adopted has so far yielded the identification of 210 contacts of suspected patients, & we have discharged 110 who were observed within 14 days under quarantine, leaving 100 persons under observation.

To further enhance such response, we have installed the first State-fully funded molecular laboratory in the Country in addition to our working on the ownership of another molecular lab, & they will become operational … after accreditation by the @NCDCgov, increasing our daily testing capacity to 1,000 per day.

These laboratories will function so effectively, because we are also setting up testing booths in high-risk border areas around Lagos, & also mobile labs that will move around communities hosting patients so far confirmed, for possible close contacts, in areas including Ota, Ifo, Obafe & Sagamu.

I see hope ahead. Ogun people, your wellbeing and safety matter to me.

Together, let’s stay home. Let’s stay safe. May our efforts never fail”.

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