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Breaking! Borno State Records First COVID-19 Death



Report reaching us at Livenews Nigeria confirmed that Borno State has recorded its first death from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A source told the news agency that the Coronavirus patient is a retired anesthetic nurse who died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) on Saturday.

According to the source, the deceased was admitted in Medical Ward III last week, adding that;

The deceased died under suspicious circumstances which led to a test being conducted on the corpse and the result came back positive for COVID-19.

The source explained that;

The bad thing is that he had contact with several health workers both within and outside UMTH. He was brought from Pulka to UMTH by two nurses which are also now at risk together with their families.

The unidentified source stressed that;

Last night, after his demise, female friends, relatives and other mourners gathered in his house to visit his family members who can be classified as direct contact to the deceased.

It was revealed that the deceased was staying in USUMH staff quarters which is within the hospital premises, thereby exposing more health workers and patients as well.


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