The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan said a member of staff previously being managed at home has returned two negative tests, hence, discharged from follow-up.
The management stated this in its Update on Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Saturday, May 9.
The CMD, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo said the hospital is broadening its readiness for the fight against COVID-19 as it temporarily converted part of the East 2 ward to take care of suspected cases of the coronavirus.
Prof. Otegbayo said the step became necessary to be able to cope with a possible increase in cases of the dreaded virus.
He disclosed that the former Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) building (Damien Foundation) located along the East Gate road, has also been converted to an isolation centre and is currently being renovated and re-equipped.
“The renovation is being undertaken by the UCH Health Foundation.
“In the meantime, the hospital has not recorded any new case of COVID 19 in almost 24 hours. The new case reported yesterday is asymptomatic and on self-quarantine.”
The deadly coronavirus has spread to Oyo and Oke Ogun geopolitical zones as the number of confirmed cases in the state rose to 64.