Covid-19: 8 Healthcare workers positive after contact with 1 patient

Covid-19: 8 Healthcare workers positive after contact with 1 patient

- Five medical doctors are among those who tested positive for the coronavirus after coming into contact with a patient

- Apart from the medical doctors who got infected through the patient, two ambulance drivers and one emergency worker also tested positive for the disease

- The deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, made the disclosure on Tuesday

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Five medical doctors, two ambulance drivers and one emergency worker were among the people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Benue state.

The disclosure was made on Tuesday by the deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that Benson, who is also the chairman of the state's committee on Covid-19, said the state recorded the first fatality on Monday.

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COVID-19: Five Doctors, Two Ambulance Drivers, One Emergency Worker Test Positive In Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state
Source: Twitter

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He said the deceased had contact with over 100 people who had been traced, some of whom are the health workers who tested positive.

He said:

“So far, three doctors working with the state government were positive, there are two other doctors who tested positive in other outfits, also were two drivers of our ambulance and one emergency worker."

Meanwhile, SA recorded over 100 new deaths and over 5 600 new infections in the space of a single day.

Briefly.co.za explores the latest news on the pandemic in Mzansi:

1. SA records one of the biggest spikes in cases, deaths.

2. Nurse who died of Covid-19 allegedly had leave application ignored.

3. Vaccine trial underway in Mzansi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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