The expectant 29-year-old Community Health worker, who tested positive for COVID-19, on Friday is stabilising and responding to treatment at the Ekiti Isolation Centre, it was learnt.
Health Commissioner Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade spoke on Monday in Ado-Ekiti with reporters on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, while confirming the index case on Saturday, said the woman, who sneaked into the state from Lagos, went into coma after being operated upon at a private clinic during labour.
Yaya-Kolade said the patient was gradually coming out of coma and responding positively to treatment.
“The news of the third case was broken by Mr. Governor on Saturday. She went into coma before being referred to a teaching hospital. I want to tell you that she is improving.
“As of now, she is stabilising and responding to treatment”.
Yaya-Kolade said about 73 people that had contact with the patient had been identified through aggressive tracing that by government.
“Of the 73, we have traced 70 of them and they are currently being monitored. We have advised them to be in self-isolation for 14 days while the secondary contacts are being traced with the aid of our district surveillance officers.
“Some of the suspects who didn’t have homes to perform the self-isolation were being provided with accommodations by government”