80 Health Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Enugu, Ogun

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 27 – Enugu State Health Commissioner, Ikechukwu Obi, has revealed that 72 health workers in the frontline of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic were among a total of 202 that have tested positive in the state.

Obi affirmed the state has so far recorded 202 cases of which 154 are being treated while 43 cases have been discharged.

Number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 related deaths is five.

In a related development, Eight members of staff of the Federal Medical Centre(FMC) Abeokuta, Ogun State, also tested positive for coronavirus.

The Head, Public Relations, and Information of the FMC, Mr. Segun Orisajo, said the affected staff includes doctors, nurses, and administration staff.

The eight were said to be among a team that recently had contact with a two and a half -year- old coronavirus positive patient, receiving treatment at the centre’s isolation ward.

The COVID -19 positive status of the affected staff was detected during the round of contact tracing carried out by the hospital Infection Control Team.

None of them showed the symptoms of coronavirus.

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