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COVID-19: Lagos health worker dies in Ekiti state

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Ekiti State on Wednesday recorded the first COVID-19 death with the loss of life of the third case, a 29-year-old worker, who used to be delivered of a child last week.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, stated the female died around 6.58am on Wednesday.

The woman, a employee in Lagos State, who was once the third case, sneaked into the state and acquired clinical attention in three amenities following her extended labour earlier than she used to be examined and verified to be positive for COVID-19

Yaya-Kolade, who made the disclosure at a briefing on COVID-19 scenario in the state, expressed be apologetic about that the late COVID-19 affected person contaminated a 45-year-old medical doctor, who is the fourth case in the state, and receiving cure at present.

She said, “The confirmed of steadiness on Monday, however unfortunately, her situation deteriorated the day past (Tuesday) and we lost her precisely 6.58am today (Wednesday).”

The commissioner stated the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, the place the affected person died, had been disinfected seeing that the girl used to be hospitalised, urging sufferers and contributors of the public now not to stigmatise the sanatorium or be afraid to patronise it.

Yaya-Kolade, who stated the 78 people that had contacts with the girl and the medical doctor, had been traced and positioned in isolation. She assured residents that “the state will proceed with its surveillance and engaging the human beings on sensitisation, to ward off COVID-19 in Ekiti.”

With this, Ekiti has recorded one death, handled and discharged two sufferers and has one lively case at the second at the isolation centre.

Also speaking, the Special Adviser, Office of Transformation and Delivery, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, stated youths and ordinary rulers throughout the state had been co-opted into the border closure coverage for effectivity and strict adherence to the rules.

Aluko, who stated the state government had additionally begun prosecution of lockdown violators, said fines and neighborhood carrier have been being imposed as sanctions.

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