- COVID-19: OYO Discharges State’s Index Case
The Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced the recovery of the very first case of COVID-19 in the state.
This was disclosed by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor.
“The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre,” Adisa stated.
“The release of the patient was consequent upon the completion of his treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital isolation centre, Ibadan.
“The American returnee had initially tested negative only for the second test to read positive.
“The index case had been on self-isolation at a private residence in Ibadan until he was transferred to the isolation centre at Agbami, Jericho area of Ibadan on March 23.”
The release was after two consecutive negative tests, the statement added.
The statement also quoted Taiwo Ladipo, Oyo State’s incident manager as saying that the state index case spent “six days in the isolation centre and had two negative tests.”
“He is well and very stable and is now back to his house. The infectious disease specialist will be reviewing him for follow up action,” the official reportedly said.