Posted by News Express | 6 June 2020 | 644 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Anambra State Government has announced the discharge of eight remaining patients of COVID-19 out of the 14 that was earlier placed at the isolation
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, made the declaration in Awka while giving an update the deadly pandemic.
He said the patients were discharged after either having a negative post treatment test or showing sustained improvement in symptoms.
The Commissioner said: “At 0800hrs today, the last 8 of the 14 confirmed patients in the Protective Care Centres were discharged home.
“These patients either had a negative post-treatment test or showed sustained improvement in symptoms; or fit into the recently revised NCDC/WHO case management guideline for COVID-19 patients. The discharged patients were in great spirit.”
Okpala urged people to go to the hospital for a check whenever they experience any concerning symptoms like loss of taste; fever; cough or shortness of breath, saying: “Do not self medicate. Just go to the nearest hospital for further evaluation and treatment.”
The Commissioner also pleaded with Anambra people to continue observing all disease containment measures as already advised as the State continue to ramp up community testing.
He stressed that wearing of facemask in public is associated with a reduction in viral transmission.
It was however gathered that three of the COVID-19 patients died as a result of the disease.
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