Covid-19: Cross River Records Index Case

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Covid-19 Index case of a patient that has now been successfully treated and discharged has been recorded in Cross River State.

In a circular to staff at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, the Chief Medical Director Professor Ikpeme Ikpeme announced that Cross River State Covid-19 index case was discharged last week.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has approved the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital as independent Covid-19 Test Centre without need to pass samples through the Cross River State Epidemiology Unit.

All 36 states in Nigeria and Federal Capital Territory have now recorded cases of Covid-19 since the country’s index case was reported on February 27.