The Commissioner for Health in Akwa Ibom State, Dr Dominic Ukpong, has announced that three out of the five index cases of coronavirus in the state have been discharged after recovering from the disease.
Ukpong made this known while Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, stating that the patients who were isolated at the Ibom Specialist Hospital were discharged after a new test carried out on them came back negative.
He also disclosed that an additional person who had presented symptoms of COVID-19 but tested negative, will also to be discharged.
He said, “Altogether, we had nine persons in the isolation unit three of the persons we are discharging today are from the initial five index cases.
”Others were suspected cases whose test results came out negative.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday, confirmed 19 new cases of Coronavirus across the country.
An additional 11 cases were later confirmed in Lagos, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 373, while 99 have been discharged with 11 deaths recorded.
Out of the 19 cases, one was recorded in Akwa-Ibom.