Seven persons, who tested positive for Covid-19 and undergoing treatment in Bayelsa State’s treatment centres, have been discharged after testing negative twice.
Permanent Secretary, Bayelsa Ministry of Information and Orientation, Mr Freston Akpor, said on Monday that the recoveries were reported within the past four days.
He said the feat was due to the dedication of front line health officials managing the cases.
He added that the drop in active cases to three was heart warming, urging concerted efforts by the people to curb the spread of the virus.
He said, “Five of them were discharged on Sunday and one on Saturday from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa treatment centre.
“One was also discharged on Friday from the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Okolobiri treatment centre.
“There are currently three (3) active cases at the treatment centres and they are responding to treatment. All the front line teams at the two treatment centres in the state are being commended for their steadfastness.
“We also applaud the contact tracing teams and all medical professionals for demonstrating commitment and professionalism in efforts at managing the sick and defeating the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The people of Bayelsa and residents are advised to continue to observe all public health advisories and stay safe.”
Recall that the main isolation centre was expanded to over 100 beds through the donation of 100 beds, medical equipment and personal protective equipment by the private sector funded Coalition Against COVID-19 led by Dangote Group and Access Bank.