Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is anemerging disease with a global spread that has affected millions of lives. In Nigeria, the third wave of the outbreak is being experienced with many patients requiring hospitalization. Being a novel disease, we characterized the clinical profile and outcomes of patients admitted into our isolation centre.
A case series of 65 COVID-19 patients admitted at theIsolation Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, from June 2020 to March 2021 is presented. Information on demographic characteristics, medical history, symptoms, treatment and outcomes was obtained. Data were analysed using SPSS version 25.
Most (47; 72.3%) patients were less than 65 years old and 39 (60.0%) were males. The commonest symptoms were cough (42; 64.6%), breathlessness (41; 63.1%), fever (40; 61.5%), muscle aches (40; 61.5%), and anosmia (16; 24.6%). Hypertension (41; 63.1%) and diabetes (18; 27.7%) were the most predominant comorbidities. Forty-three patients (66.2%) had supplemental oxygen therapy. The majority (44; 70%) of patients were admitted for 10 days or less and 58 (89.3%) patients were discharged home. However, 6 deaths (9.2%) were recorded among patients with advanced comorbidities and severe sepsis with all deaths occuring within 5 days of admission.
There was a male predominance among patients admitted at the Isolation Centre and all mortalities occurred within five days of admission. Early detection, prompt management of cases with hypoxaemia and optimal treatment of comorbidities are recommended for good outcomes in COVID-19 patients.

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