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Oyo records first death from Covid-19 infection



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A coronavirus infected patient at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has died.

Governor Seyi Makinde made this announcement in a series of tweets on Wednesday night.

The governor noted that the patient died before his result in which he tested positive for coronavirus came out.

“The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today. Contact tracing has already commenced.”

He stated that one of the confirmed Covid-19 cases has been transferred to Lagos, so, the state is dealing with five cases presently.

“We thank APIN Health Initiatives who donated medical supplies, Aviel Apparel who offered their factory as the venue for the production of one million face masks, and all others who donated in cash and kind towards the government’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, he said.

“We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium.

Read also: Ekiti records first COVID-19 death

He added that “People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; people who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts; people with respiratory symptoms and healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing.

“Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.”

Oyo recorded its first death from the virus after Ekiti State and Lagos State had also reported deaths from the virus. Total deaths from the COVID-19 was 28 in Nigeria, as at Wednesday, according to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

By Oluwakemi Adelagun…

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