COVID-19 In Oyo: No One Has Died At Our Isolation Centre – Oyo Task Force

COVID-19 In Oyo: No One Has Died At Our Isolation Centre – Oyo Task Force

Covid-19 Updates In OyoCovid-19 Updates In Oyo

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 has noted that the centre has not recorded any death since it was established in the state.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the achievement was due to the holistic approach adopted by medical personnel managing the COVID-19 situation.

He said the medical team at the state’s isolation centres embark on a comprehensive assessment of patients, proper management of any underlying ailment, and a robust nutrition and exercise regime, regularly.

Adisa who also works as one of the Risk Communication Coordinators of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force clarified that the 31 deaths were recorded in the state since index case was recorded, never took place in the isolation centres set up by the state government.

He also noted that all the fatalities were as a result of comorbidities or underlying ailments in the deceased, adding that all of the fatalities occurred at some private and other medical facilities outside those run by the state government.

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The statement also quoted the State’s Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Dr. Taiwo Ladipo, and the Coordinator, Oyo State Isolation Centres, Professor Temitope Alonge, as confirming the development.

Covid-19 Updates In Oyo
Covid-19 Updates In Oyo

Oyo State’s isolation centres include those at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan; Chest Hospital, Agbami, Ibadan; Igbo-Ora in Ibarapa; Saki, in Oke-Ogun; Aawe, near Oyo; and the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that Oyo State has not recorded any fatality in any of its isolation centres since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state. That’s a fact and it is a landmark achievement,” Dr. Ladipo said.

He said that, though 31 deaths have so far been recorded among COVID-19 patients in the state, none of the deaths happened at the state’s isolation centres.

He also stated that the state has tested 14,356 samples, recording 2,860 positive cases, 1,420 recovered cases, and 31 deaths.

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