Plateau discharges COVID-19 index case

PLATEAU State government on Thursday discharged the state’s index case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from one of its isolation centres at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the patient was confirmed positive for the virus on April 23, 2020, after the test was conducted on April 17, 2020.

The Consultant Physician for Infectious Disease at JUTH, Dr Nathan Shehu, who confirmed the recovery and discharge of the patient, said the treatment was “successful”.

“The patient has recovered and is fit to reintegrate into the community. She no longer poses a risk.

“The patient came asymptomatic; after treatment, her samples were taken and they all are negative. So, she is discharged and can go home.

“The advice we will give her is the same we will give those in the community. She should maintain social distance, respiratory and cough etiquette and hand hygiene,” he said.


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