Akwa Ibom discharges five more COVID-19 patients


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Akwa Ibom State Government has discharged five more recovered COVID-19 cases with only one positive patient remaining in the state.

Updating the press on the situation of the pandemic in the state, the Commissioner for Health and state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Dominic Ukpong, said the discharge followed two negative test results recorded by the patients as required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Dr Ukpong, who had briefed the press last week on the receipt of five results of the thirty samples sent to the NCDC for testing, announced the receipt of full result with only one testing positive.

He, however, solicited the anonymity of the discharged patients to be maintained as demanded by them.

In his words, “following the last 30 cases that we sent for test, the final results came out yesterday and I’m glad to inform you that out of the lot, only one case came positive the rest were negative. So what we have done today is to discharge those patients…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper