A total of eight patients have been discharged from isolation centres in Edo and Kaduna states after recovering from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, and Amina Mohammed-Baloni, Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this on Twitter and a signed statement respectively on Friday.
Governor Obaseki announced that five patients were discharged in Edo State after testing negative for the disease.
“I am pleased to announce that 5 of the confirmed cases in #EdoState have now tested negative twice for #COVID-19. They have thus been discharged,” he said.
“This bolsters our resolve to defeat this common enemy, as we roll out more measures to check the spread of #COVID-19,” he tweeted.
The governor added that more measures will be rolled out to curb the spread of the disease in the state.
Edo State has 15 confirmed Coronavirus cases, with one death reported.
In Kaduna State, Mohammed-Baloni explained that three patients have been released from the state’s isolation centre after recovering from the virus.
The statement read: “The three patients are among the six persons that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. They have each tested negative for two consecutive tests, and have now been discharged.
“This brings to four the number of persons Kaduna State has discharged this week. There are now only two cases of COVID-19 that are yet to be discharged and we look forward to being able to do soon,” the statement read.
Mohammed-Baloni acknowledged frontline health workers combating the virus, saying: “I wish to acknowledge the sterling efforts of the medical team, surveillance teams, members of the Emergency Operations Committee and other stakeholders involved in the efforts of the Ministry of Health to manage and contain COVID-19.”
She assured residents that the state is safe, highlighting the importance of observing preventive measures over treating COVID-19.