Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade, said on Monday that the state government had expanded its COVID-19 isolation center about 50 to 100 beds.
Yahaya-Kolade, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Ado Ekiti, also confirmed the discharge of five patients from the isolation center.
She said the expansion became necessary after the increase in COVID-19 cases and the need for more proactive measures against the pandemic.
The commissioner said: “Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Governor Kayode Fayemi approved the immediate expansion of the bed capacity at the isolation center.
“We currently have a capacity of 100 beds in the event of an eventuality.
“We were also discharged from five patients today, out of 10 active cases. Patients are healthy now, they tested negative twice.
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“However, we still have contacts from patients that we're tracking, the remaining patients in the isolation center are being treated. "
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