The Ministry of Health in Enugu has confirmed that the state has record a new case of COVID19.
The Commissioner for Health in the state, Ikechukwu Obi, announced this in a statement on Wednesday, THE DAILY VENDOR reports.
Obi said, “This confirmed case developed symptoms on Tuesday 21st April and reported to a frontline health centre in the state on Saturday 25th April 2020.
“A vigilant health care worker, operating on a high index of suspicion contacted the Enugu State COVID19 Rapid Response Team, and this case was brought in for sample collection on Monday 27th April 2020. The result returned on the evening of 28th April 2020 as a confirmed positive case.
“The patient has been admitted into one of our Treatment and Isolation Centres, while contacts are being identified, line-listed, and for samples to be taken for testing. Decontamination of the residence of this case will also be promptly carried out.”
The latest case brings the total number of cases recorded in the state to three.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had announced in March that two COVID19 cases were recorded in the state, and the patients were a couple and a returnee from the United Kingdom.
But the State Ministry of Health however announced some weeks later that they have been discharged from isolation after testing negative for COVID19 twice.
The commissioner urged the public to practice social distancing, proper hygiene, and wear face masks in public.