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Osun State records three more COVID-19 cases as Lagos discharges 26 patients

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Osun State government yesterday said that it had recorded three additional cases of Coronavirus

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the three new patients were contacts of previously-confirmed cases in the state.

He said: “The detection of the three cases brings to seven the number of active COVID-19 cases we have in Osun State as of May 13, 2020. The three new cases have been admitted at our isolation and treatment centres.”

In a related vein, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday disclosed that 26 more COVID-19 patients: 13 males and 13 females, all Nigerians, were discharged from three isolation facilities.

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The governor said the patients were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.

“With this, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is now 528,” the governor said.

In another development, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has said that the hospital is now better positioned for coronavirus and post-COVID-19 era.

Otegbayo, who disclosed this while featuring on a live programme on the Space FM 90.1 station in Ibadan, pointed out that the hospital had trained and retrained its personnel to handle the situation at this period and also in readiness for the post-COVID-19 era.

He said that the lessons of COVID 19 had challenged the hospital to look beyond it and plan for the future.

Otegbayo also reiterated the smooth relationship between the UCH and the Oyo State Government in the fight against the coronavirus.

Besides, the CMD of the UCH said Ibadanland alone needs no fewer than six teaching hospitals to meet the health needs of the city.

Otegbayo, who said his mission was to lift the standard of healthcare delivery in the hospital, disclosed that the hospital had been surviving with assistance from different levels of people in the society, saying that the responsibilities are too much for the Federal Government alone to shoulder.

He said the hospital is currently having about 880 doctors, including consultants, resident and junior doctors.

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