Coronavirus: Two-year-old girl tests positive in Ogun State
A two-year-old girl has tested positive for coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, the health centre disclosed.
The girl was initially admitted into the facility over a week after struggling to breathe before she had the Covid-19 test which confirmed that she has been infected with the virus.
The head of public relations and communication at FMC, Sugun Orisajo further stated that contact tracing has started to identify individuals who came close to her.
“Due to the persisted high temperature, she was isolated, hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed,” Orisajo said.
“To confirm the initial suspicion by a team of care givers, on the third day, she was screened for coronavirus while her treatment continued.
“The samples of her test returned positive for corona virus few moments ago.
“The girl is already receiving treatment at the Centre’s isolation ward while the facility where she was initially admitted has been decontaminated.”
As of Sunday, Ogun State has recorded 646 positive cases of Covid-19 with 361 recovered patients discharged while 270 are still on admission across the various isolation centres and 15 fatalities registered so far.