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COVID-19: Enugu Govt records 1 death, discharges 3 patients

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The Enugu State Government has confirmed one coronavirus related death in the State.

The government also annnounced the discharge of three more patients from its isolation centre.

This was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the State’s Commissioner for Health.

Obi, who also confirmed three fresh cases, said majority of the recorded cases had travel history.

The statement reads in parth, “They are being treated at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, and who on a high index of suspicion were transferred to the hospital’s holding area while the State’s rapid response team was contacted for sample collection.

“The other case is also a male patient who developed symptoms and contacted the COVID-19 emergency number. He was assessed and subsequently invited for sample collection.

“The results came out positive today (yesterday). On a sad note, one of the patients in UNTH with severe underlying conditions had died before the results returned.

“Two of these cases hail from Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State and the other from Enugu North LGA.

“Two of them came into Enugu State from Lagos while the other person came in from Rivers State.
On a positive note, 3 more cases have tested negative and consequently discharged from the isolation and treatment centres.

“Thus, the current state of COVID-19 cases in Enugu State is as follows: 30 reported cases, 13 active, 16 discharged and 1 death.”

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