The management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, has stated that one of its staff has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This is coming weeks after the Chief Medical Director, Jesse Otegbayo and other two officials of the hospital tested positive for the virus.
Allnews learnt that the hospital is currently managing eleven patients in the facility after it recorded the new case on Friday evening.
The tertiary healthcare centre made this disclosure in a press release issued on Saturday while giving updates on the diagnosed patients under its care.
According to the management, the affected health worker is a staff of the hospital's surgical services.
"The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving the necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols instituted."
"Consequently as at 4pm, Friday, 8th May, 2020, we have one new case of COVID-19 confirmed. The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven)."
It added that out of the eleven patients, six patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the Hospital, two of which were discharged after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done.
The hospital noted that one patient was however transferred to Lagos for further treatment.
"Regrettably, 2 (two) deaths occurred. Presently, there are 3 (three) active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the Hospital. 1 (one) of these is on admission while the other two are being managed at home."
Consequently, the hospital announced that it will commence the distribution of UCH customized face masks to staff early next week.
The CMD, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, said other protective equipment will also be distributed to key officials in critical areas of our operations.
"Similarly, UCH designed and branded face shields will also be launched on Monday the 11th of May, 2020 at the hospital's foyer."
As of the time of filing this report, Nigeria has a total of 3912 cases of which 59 are from Oyo state.