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COVID-19: Ekiti Govt Gives Details Of The 75-year-old Deceased Patient


The Ekiti Government has said efforts are being made to work with its Kwara counterpart on the medical history of the patient who died of underlining complications from COVID-19 in the state.

The 75-old -year woman who died in one of the state's health institutions was referred from a public hospital in Kwara.

Ekiti Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade,  disclosed this in Ado Ekiti on Friday when the COVID- 19 Taskforce was giving an update on the pandemic.

She said the deceased had been hospitalised at the General Hospital in Omu Aran, Kwara, where she was initially treated for cardiac-related issues.

She said:

 "After they suspected COVID- 19, the deceased was referred to Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, on May 14.

" She was treated for two days in isolation before the state was informed and specimen collected.

" The result came on May 20 and unfortunately the woman died.

" We have been able to establish that the deceased came from Ayedun in Kwara and she was not infected here in Ekiti.

"As of now, Ekiti has no problem , the only problem we have is the people coming or sneaking into Ekiti illegally and only two Coronavirus fatalities have been recorded".

Also speaking, the Director General , Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, said the security situation in Ekiti remained stable with no further cases of incursion from neighbouring states.

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