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Ekiti govt says dead COVID-19 patient infected 3 others



Ekiti State government Saturday officially confirmed the three new COVID-19 cases announced Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade, who confirmed this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, said the three new cases were among those infected with the virus by the dead 29-year-old pregnant woman.

The deceased was said to have sneaked into the state from Lagos, but later died from the complications arising from the disease.

She said: “We can confirm that three of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing returned positive results of the COVID-19 virus infection.

“The samples were from three of the primary contacts of our third case – the late 29-year-old mother who died of complications from childbirth on April 22, 2020.”

According to her, the new positive cases are all females, with ages ranging from 26-50 years and had been on self-isolation for 14 days.

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Yahaya-Kolade added: “This brings the total confirmed cases in Ekiti State to 11 out of which eight are active, two discharged, with one death.”

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