The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has recorded a new COVID-19 case within its surgical services unit.
The hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, disclosed this via his official Twitter handle @UchCmd.
“The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving necessary support, while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols have been instituted.
According to him, the new case brings the total number of patients treated for COVID-19 in the hospital to 11.
“The total number of COVID-19 patients that the hospital has attended to is now 11.
“One patient was, however, transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, 2 (two) deaths occurred.
“Presently, there are 3 (three) active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the hospital. 1 (one) of these is currently on admission, while the other two are being managed at home,” he tweeted.
The CMD said that as part of efforts to ensure that all its workers were properly protected, it would commence the distribution of customised face masks.
“We shall commence the distribution of UCH-customised face masks to staff next week.
“More protective equipment will also be distributed to key officials in critical areas of our operations.
“I urge everyone to abide by the required infection prevention and control (IPC) measures, such as social distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitiser and face masks, as stipulated by health authorities #StaySafe,” Otegbayo said. (NAN)