Ekiti State Government, on Monday, May 11, has discharged five COVID-19 patients who have tested negative to COVID-19.
With this development, Ekiti has fifteen (15) confirmed cases, nine discharged, five active cases and one fatality.
Briefing journalists on Monday, the state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yahaya Kolade, noted the discharged patients had tested negative twice.
She said: “We have discharged five patients on Monday out of the 10 active cases, the discharged patients are healthy now and have tested negative of COVID-19 twice.
The commissioner explained that Governor Kayode Fayemi has approved the expansion of the isolation centre from 40-bed capacity to 100-bed capacity in the event the state records more COVID-19 positive cases.
“Because of the increase in the pandemic the governor has approved the expansion of the bed capacity in the Isolation Centre, as of today, we have the 100-bed capacity, in case of any eventuality.
“We still have contacts of patients that we are tracing, the remaining patients in the isolation centre are being treated.”
The Coordinator of Ekiti task force on COVID-19, Professor Bolaji Aluko said the government was making concerted effort to tackle the influx of strangers into the state.
“In terms of security, situations have indicated that people are moving in from another state. We have dispatched a lot of security to the strategic places, the strange visitors have been returned at the border,” he said.