Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Saturday evening confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in the state.
The governor, who disclosed this in a statement, said the four new cases were primary contacts of the fourth recorded case – a medical doctor – who carried out surgery on a dead COVID-19 patient during childbirth.
He said the newly confirmed cases are currently stable and asymptomatic and they have been transferred to the state’s isolation centre in Ado-Ekiti.
The governor said the contact tracing team had commenced the process of contact identification and tracing of their immediate contacts for isolation.
The new cases, according to him, had joined the doctor at the isolation centre.
He said: “Ekiti State Government has received notice from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control of four new COVID-19 positive cases in the state.
“This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Ekiti State to eight. Five active, two discharged, and one death.”