Oyo confirms COVID-19 death for the first time since cases grow to 17

Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde said the state had registered its first COVID-19 death. 
Just as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control declared new case in the state taking the total number of 
reported cases in the state to 17, Makinde made the disclosure through post on his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening.

The patient died before his confirmation check for the virus was out at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, he says.

He added that the deceased’s contact tracing had started since then.

The governor said, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive. Before his result came out today (Wednesday), the patient died at University College Hospital, Ibadan. Contact tracing has already commenced.

“As previously stated, one confirmed case has been transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.

“He urged people who have come into touch with any of the state’s COVID-19 cases, those who have returned from overseas in the last month, those with respiratory symptoms, among others, to go to the state walk-in coronavirus test center for a check.

“Please continue to obey the instructions of the Oyo State Task Force COVID-19. Wash your hands with soap and water, or use a hand sanitizer based on alcohol, daily. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. In Oyo State, gatherings are limited to a maximum of ten people, “he added.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has reported 91 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the country to 873.

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