The Enugu State Government has confirmed five new coronavirus cases.
These were part of the new cases announced two days ago, (Wednesday night) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
The Commissioner for health in the State, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, who made the confirmation, equally disclosed that two additional deaths have now been recorded in the State, bringing the total to three.
With the five new cases, Enugu now has a total of 35 cases, 16 discharged and 16 active.
The commissioner’s statement read:
“Enugu COVID-19 Update (11/06/2020)
“The cases are as follows:
“A 32-year-old female, who works as a cleaner in a private hospital.
“Another 32-year-old female, who is a health worker in a private hospital in the state
“A 33-year-old male, who is a medical doctor working in a private hospital in the state
“A 35-year-old male, also a medical doctor in a private hospital in the state.
“These four cases of health care worker infection are contacts of an earlier reported confirmed case.
“They had been part of the patient’s initial management before the state’s rapid response team was alerted.
“The fifth is a 43-year old male, who had been admitted as ill in one of the tertiary hospitals in the state and on a high index of suspicion; also the state team was contacted for the patient.”
“Unfortunately, also, the State Ministry of Health confirms a second and third deaths among the COVID-19 patients reported in Enugu.
“The second death was the other male case reported as having been admitted at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) with a severe underlying medical condition. He also died before he could be transferred to the state’s isolation and treatment centre.
“The third death is of a male COVID-19 patient who had been admitted at the ESUT Parklane Isolation and Treatment Centre, also with an underlying health condition.
“Thus, the update on COVID-19 cases in Enugu, is that 35 cases have been reported, 16 cases are active, 16 cases have been discharged with 3 deaths,” he added.