Two medical doctors tested positive to COVID -19 at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, LAUTECH, Osogbo.
About 60 others including patients in the hospital were also tested, out of which over 15 tests returned positive for the virus.
This has been confirmed to bring fear among residents of Osun State, The state on Thursday, announced the discovery of 17 new COVID-19 cases, bringing active cases in the state to 32.
It was further gathered that the two doctors contracted the virus from a patient that arrived from Lagos early last week, another confirmed patient of Coronavirus died on Saturday at the same hospital after arriving from Lagos State.
According to a source, the Public Relations Officer of the teaching Hospital Mr.Ayo Adeyemo, confirmed that the hospital had shut down all its clinics, excluding Accident and Emergency sections last Friday after receiving an ophthalmology patient with Coronavirus symptoms that was referred from a Lagos State hospital for surgery.
The patient later tested positive of COVID-19.
The patient was said to have paid all the necessary fees and was ready for the surgery.
Various sources disclosed that 14 persons, including medical personnel and other patients present at the clinic, were quarantined and consequently sent to Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro, isolation centre for testing.
After receiving the ophthalmology patient on Thursday, this led the management to shut down all its clinics excluding the emergency section.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, in an interview, confirmed that the patient that came from Lagos died before he could be admitted into the state medical facility.
“ Yes, two doctors tested positive for the virus, but one of them has tested negative.
“Of course, the said patient died before he could be admitted into our medical facility”, he added.
A source disclosed that the patient who died on Saturday was admitted through Accident and Emergency section unknown to the health officials.