The Ekiti State Government has announced that the index Coronavirus patient in the state has been discharged after being certified free of the disease.
The patient who has been receiving treatment at the Ekiti State Infectious Disease Control Centre in Ado-Ekiti since March 18, was discharged after two tests conducted on him came back negative.
Ekiti State’s commissioner for health and human services, Moji Yaya-Kolade confirmed the development and further disclosed that the index case left the facility by 2pm today March 31.
She also revealed that the patient’s vital organs were functioning well.
“We have tested him twice and the results were negative. He is doing fine and all tests carried out show that his organs are also functioning well. So, we are happy to discharge him.
“We shall still keep monitoring him from his base and we also appeal to members of the public to call the emergency numbers to report any suspected case, so we can take action in a timely manner. It was the timely intervention that saved our index case.
“We have tested him twice and the results were negative. He is doing fine and all tests carried out show that his organs are also functioning well. So, we are happy to discharge him.”
Governor Fayemi also tweeted;
Thanks to our resilient health workers, Ekiti state’s #COVID19 patient has now been discharged. With this, Ekiti State has no coronavirus patient at its isolation center.