Bayelsa State govt gives full details of 4 new COVID-19 cases

Bayelsa State govt gives full details of 4 new COVID-19 cases

The Bayelsa State Government has explained that the 4 new index cases recorded within the state had been samples collected from the family contacts of the middle-aged index case recorded final week within the state.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Inodu Apoku, disclosed this while briefing journalists on Friday in Yenagoa.

In his breakdown, he stated three samples despatched to the Irrua Instructing Hospital had been that of a well being employee who supplied direct medical care to the index case however the outcome was unfavourable.

“The sixth and seventh samples had been suspected instances unconnected to the index case. These returned unfavourable.

All 4 confirmed instances have been evacuated to the NDUTH isolation heart for additional administration. We’ll proceed to watch them and offer you updates as occasions unfold”.

“All their contacts might be adequately line listed and adopted up together with vital environmental decontamination.

Samples might be collected from their high-risk contacts whereas threat communication and neighborhood engagement will proceed unabated as traditional”.

“Yesterday the 30th of April, the NCDC introduced 204 new confirmed instances of COVID -19, bringing the variety of confirmed instances within the Nation to 1932. 4 (4) of those new confirmed instances had been from 7 samples from Bayelsa”.

The Everlasting Secretary restated the State Governor’s place that the State had stayed COVID -19 free for nearly two months following the announcement of the index case of COVID -19 on the 27th of February 2020 within the Nation.

“The Bayelsa State index case is a middle-aged girl who introduced on the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital with a historical past of poor urge for food, fever, cough and chest ache. She denied any journey historical past and any contact with a COVID-19 affected person’.

“She was subsequently admitted and handled for malaria and uncontrolled hypertension with queried COVID -19.

Samples had been collected and despatched to the Irua Reference Laboratory for COVID -19 check. Her check outcome returned constructive for COVID -19.

Following this, she was instantly evacuated to the NDUTH Isolation heart whereas the Specialist Hospital was shut down and decontamination commenced”. The index case is clinically secure and responds adequately to remedy.

On the Sixty (60) contacts of the index case in isolation, Dr. Inodu Nathaniel-Apoku stated they’ve thus far been line-listed,” They’ve all been contacted and recommended on a 14 – day self -isolation.

They’re presently being actively adopted up and monitored every day on their well being statuses and adherence to the self – isolation protocols. To date there was no symptomatic Contact and we’re fairly pleased with their stage of compliance to self- quarantine protocols”.

“The State Authorities has additionally made out there a Managed Quarantine Facility that will accommodate contacts who defaults on the self -isolation protocols.

The State Public Emergency Operations Centre (the technical arm of the state response ) and the State COVID -19 Activity Drive will stay on RESPONSE mode; doing their finest to include and mitigate the affect of this pandemic”.

“Along with the NDUTH Isolation Centre, the Federal Medical Centre Yenagoa has a 22- mattress prepared to make use of Isolation/remedy Centre with adequately educated workers to handle lively instances of COVID -19 within the State.

Let me seize this chance to thank His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, for his exemplary dedication to preventing the outbreak of this pandemic within the State”.

“There’s a must re-emphasize that public vigilance is necessary whereas asking that sufferers ought to confide of their physicians the true case historical past of their ill-health.

We’ve additionally commenced an lively well being facility case seek for any case of Extreme Acute Respiratory An infection (SARI) in our hospitals to have a sentinel perception into the importation and potential neighborhood transmission of COVID -19”.

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