Ondo’s Index Coronavirus Case Tests Negative, Discharged

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The first confirmed coronavirus case in Ondo State has tested negative and has been discharged.

This was revealed by the governor, Rotimi Akredolu via a series of tweets on Monday

“I received the cheery news Last Friday April 17th 2020, from our Honourable commissioner for Health and Chairman Inter – ministerial Committee on #COVID19, that our first and index case of #Coronavirus infection in the state has tested negative twice after treatment,”Akeredolu tweeted

According to the governor, what this means is that the first patient of the viral infection is now completely healed and free to go home, indeed free to resume his normal life in service to our country.

“It is important to inform us all that upon presenting with the symptoms of the infection while in quarantine, the first sample from this Army officer was taken at the Nigerian Army Barracks, Akure on the 2nd of April 2020 and sent for test to ascertain his status.

“The result came out positive on 3rd of April and he was immediately admitted into the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at Igbatoro road Akure. He was on admission in the Hospital where he received the very best care until we noticed improvement in his health.

“Due to the two consecutive negative results and his stable clinical condition, the patient was hereby declared fit for discharge. This is in line with the standard COVID -19 patient discharge criteria,” Akerdolu added.

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