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Ekiti records first COVID-19 death

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Kayode Fayem

The Ekiti State government said on Wednesday the state had recorded its first COVID-19 death.

The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who confirmed the development at a press conference in Ado Ekiti, said the victim, the third COVID-19 case in the state, died despite efforts to save her life.

According to the commissioner, the 29-year-old woman died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, where she had been receiving medical care after she was delivered of her baby some days ago.

She said: “The woman showed signs of stability on Monday, but unfortunately, her condition deteriorated yesterday (Tuesday) and we lost her at exactly 6.58 a.m. today.”

Yahaya-Kolade expressed regrets that the deceased had infected a 45-year-old medical doctor during efforts to ensure she delivered the baby safely.

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According to her, the medical doctor was identified as the state’s fourth COVID-19 case by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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