A health worker at the University Teaching 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 .
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, 8 th 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 . ”
Reports have it 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 positive for COVID- 19 .