A health worker at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The UCH COVID-19 media team made this known in a press statement on Saturday.
It said the infected staff works in the hospital’s surgical unit.
With this, the total number of confirmed cases attended to by the hospital has risen to 11.
The statement read in part, “The hospital wishes to announce that one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among the staff of the hospital’s surgical services.
“The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving the necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols instituted.
“Consequently as at 4 pm, Friday, 8th May 2020, we have one new case of COVID-19 confirmed. The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven). Out of these, six patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the Hospital, two of which were discharged after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done.
“One patient was however transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, Two deaths occurred.
“Presently, there are three active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the Hospital. one of these is on admission while the other two are being managed at home.”
Newsmen report that the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Jesse Otegbayo, earlier tested positive for the virus but recovered four days after.
Also, the chairman of the hospital, Ibrahim Shettima, tested negative for COVID-19.
Other top officials of the hospital who also tested positve for COVID-19 are the provost and deputy provost, Prof Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa and Prof Obafunke Denloye respectively, including the President of Association of Resident Doctors, Adedayo Williams.