Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), has disclosed that the hospital has confirmed one case of the coronavirus.
Igwegbe who disclosed this on Monday, said the patient was diagnosed with the virus following a test upon getting to the hospital, adding that the test result was released on May 23. The patient was then moved to an isolation center.
The patient was quickly moved from our isolation ward to the Anambra state Treatment Centre last night for care and treatment. The patient, a male trader resident in Onitsha was admitted to the isolation ward following proper triage on his presentation on May 20. Specimen for the test was taken the following day and sent to Irrua. That was a probable case, the patient showed some symptoms but the sample was not taken before the patient died. So we have only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in NAUTH so far,” he said.
The CMD added that all the necessary precautions were taken and all those that attended to the confirmed patient used Personal Protection Equipment. Assuring that the hospital would remain vigilant.