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Abia Discharges One Of Its COVID-19 Patients




One of the coronavirus patients in Abia State has been discharged from the state’s isolation centre.

Dr. Azubuike Onyebuchi, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Center, Umuahia, in a statement, confirmed the discharge of the patient, after ‘testing negative two consecutive times for the virus from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC reference laboratory.

The statement reads: “As you are aware, on the 20th of April, 2020 we reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state both of which were patients being treated in our facility for other co-morbid conditions.

“Since then, both patients have been receiving treatment in our isolation ward for COVID-19 alongside other co-morbidities they presented with.

“I am glad to inform you that today we will be discharging our first successfully treated COVID-19 case from the isolation facility.

“He has shown marked clinical improvement and has met the national criteria for discharge of COVID patients from isolation centres which is testing negative two consecutive times to the virus from the NCDC reference laboratory.

“It is heart-warming to note that efforts are being made in collaboration with NCDC and the state to test all high risk contacts of the index case.

“All those so far tested including those with symptoms have tested negative.”

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