COVID-19: Kwara discharges 15 patients, records 5 new cases

 Fifteen patients in Kwara  that tested negative for COVID-19 were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Sobi, in Ilorin

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Spokesman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19, who made this known in a statement on Friday said five new cases of the virus were also recorded in the last 24 hours.

Ajakaye, also the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said that this was the situation as at 9.59p.m on Thursday.

He said 15 patients were discharged having tested negative for the dreaded virus twice.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state now has a total of 945 confirmed cases of the virus.

According to him, out of the 945 confirmed cases, 778 patients have been discharged, leaving 142 active cases in the state.

Ajakaye said that 5,024 tests were conducted, while 4,033 tested negative with 25 deaths recorded so far in the state, and 46 tests were pending.

NAN reports that the virus has now spread to 12 local government areas of the state.

The local governments were Ilorin West, Ilorin South, Ilorin East, Moro, Offa, Oyun, Irepodun, Asa, Oke Ero, Edu, Ifelodun and Ekiti.

NAN also reports Isin, Patigi, Kaiama and Kosubosu local government areas have not recorded any case of the dreaded disease. (NAN)