NEW: 1 case of coronavirus confirmed in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The NCDC has announced a new confirmed case of coronavirus in Oyo state taking the total number of cases in Nigeria to 26 and making it the sixth state with confirmed cases of COVID19 including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This index case in Oyo was discovered in Bodija Ibadan and patient has been isolated and presently receiving treatment.

The NCDC wrote on their verified Twitter handle:

“One new case of #COVID19 has been confirmed in Oyo state, Nigeria

As at 08:05 am on the 22nd of March, there are 26 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria.

Of the 26 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged with no death.”

1 case of coronavirus confirmed in Ibadan, Oyo State
1 case of coronavirus confirmed in Ibadan, Oyo State.

States with confirmed cases of coronavirus and the number of cases.

Lagos – 19

Abuja – 3

Ogun – 2

Ekiti – 1

Oyo – 1

The NIGERIAN HEALTH BLOG gathered that the case is that of a United Kingdom returnee, at Bodija area of Ibadan, the state capital and has been under isolation for the past 4 days according to the state Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Bashir Bello.

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor speaks on the index case, isolation centre and preparedness of the State to tackle coronavirus:

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020. Oyo State Public Health Officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.

“A follow up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.

“The Health Authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts.
The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false.

“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team. All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.

“We have released funds for: Activation of Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Health.

“Establishment of Diagnostic Centre for screening of Coronavirus and other related infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan. Equipping of the newly designated Oyo State Infectious Disease Centre at Olodo that has the capacity for over 100 cases.

“Oyo State Ministry of Health Helplines: 08038210122/ 08023229267/ 08073431342”.

Stay at Home. Practice Social Distancing. .


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