COVID-19: Eight discharged in Anambra

The Anambra State government has discharged eight COVID-19 patients from the protective care centres in the state.

According to an update on COVID-19 status in Anambra released by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, at 0800hrs on Friday, said the last 8 of the 14 confirmed patients in the Protective Care Centres were discharged.

“These patients either had a negative post-treatment test; or showed a sustained improvement in symptoms, or fit into the recently revised NCDC/WHO case management guideline for COVID-19 patients.

The discharged patients were in great spirit,” Dr Okpala added.

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The commissioner also pleaded with ndị Anambra to keep observing all disease containment measures as already advised as the State ramps up community testing emphasising that “wearing of a facemask in public is associated with a reduction in viral transmission.”

“If you experience any concerning symptoms like loss of taste; fever; cough or shortness of breath, do not self medicate. Just go to the nearest hospital for further evaluation and treatment,” he added.

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