Covid 19 : New Case Dies At UCH Ibadan, Govt. Starts Contact Tracing
A patient of coronavirus has reportedly died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, Oyo governor confirmed.
Governor Makinde in his Oyo State Covid-19 Task Force Update (April 22, 2020), said a suspected case after tested of the virus came back Positive but patient already died before the result came out on Wednesday.
The new positive result made Oyo total cases to be 17, as Makinde gave the state current active cases as five.
Oyo State Covid-19 Task Force Update from governor Seyi Makinde
- The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back POSITIVE. The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today. Contact tracing has already commenced.
As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.
- We thank APIN Health Initiatives who donated medical supplies, Aviel Apparel who offered their factory as the venue for the production of one million face masks, and all others who donated in cash and kind towards the government’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;
a) People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
b) People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;
c) People with respiratory symptoms and
d) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.
- Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.