The University College Hospital, Ibadan has recorded another confirmed case of coronavirus among the staff of the hospital’s surgical services.
In a press statement, UCH COVID-19 Media Team disclosed that the member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving the necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols instituted.
Part of the press statement reads, “Consequently as at 4pm, Friday, 8th May, 2020, we have one new case of COVID-19 confirmed. The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven). Out of these, 6 (six) patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the Hospital, 2 (two) of which were discharged after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done. One patient was however transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, 2 (two) deaths occurred”.
“Presently, there are 3 (three) active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the Hospital. 1 (one) of these is on admission while the other two are being managed at home”.
The University College Hospital reiterated its commitment to continue to render excellent care and services to all their patients. The Hospital equally enjoined everyone to abide by the required infection prevention and control measures such as physical distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers & face masks.