Five test positive for COVID-19 in Ekiti

Ekiti State has announced five new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the state rose to 25.

The cases were said to have been recorded at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI).

Briefing newsmen on the development the state’s Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said two of the cases were health workers while others were old patients at the teaching hospital.

Dr Yaya-Kolade said that the new cases were from the 53 samples taken from contacts connected with the 75-year-old woman who was transferred from Omu-Aran in Kwara State to FETHI but later died.

She noted that the two health workers were still asymptomatic, though they will be given maximum attention and treatment as others.

According to her, the state government is currently disinfecting the isolation centre to keep the facility free of the

virus and keep workers and patients safe at all time.

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