JUST IN: Osun discharges 8 COVID-19 patients — including 2-year-old child

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JUST IN: Osun discharges 8 COVID-19 patients — including 2-year-old child

By Balogun Damilola

 

The Osun state government has announced the recovery and discharge of eight COVID-19 patients, including a two-year-old child.

Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health, broke the news on Monday night.

He said although the state has not recorded any new case in the last 24 hours, it is awaiting test result of one sample sent to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) accredited testing centre at African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede.

According to him, with the recovery and discharge of eight persons, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state has dropped from 10 to two.

“Today we discharged eight patients who have tested negative twice for the coronavirus from our Isolation centre, comprising three males and five females including two children of ages 2 and 5 years,” he said.

“I am happy to let you know that no new case has been recorded in the State in the last 24 hours, though we await a test result of a sample from the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede.”