Ekiti Discharges Coronavirus Patient


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The only patient with positive case of coronavirus in Ekiti State was on Tuesday discharged.

The patient, who has been receiving treatment since March 18, 2020 at the Ekiti State Infection Disease Control Centre in Oba Adejuyigbe General Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, has been discharged, having been treated of the deadly disease.

The patient, according to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, was full of joy for escaping death, saying the state government also demonstrated immense concern for him throughout the period he was quarantined at the centre.

“I appreciate the state government, the medical team and entire Ekiti people for standing by me at my trying moment,” the patient was quoted to have said.

Yaya-Kolade disclosed that the index case was given the best treatment and was confirmed free of the virus with all test carried out before being discharged.

“We are happy to inform Nigerians most especially the Ekiti residents that the only index case in the state has been discharged today. He has been treated of the deadly coronavirus,” she noted.

She added that the state was monitoring the 41 contacts that had been put in self isolation and all necessary test have been done to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

The commissioner appealed to all Ekiti residents to adhere to a lifestyle of hygienic living and obey the stay-at-home order as pronounced by the state government.

“Let’s all endeavour to live by the guidelines to curb the s