The novel coronavirus has claimed the life of a 29-year-old Health worker in Ekiti State.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who disclosed this at a press conference this afternoon, said the deceased who was pregnant, died on Wednesday April 22, around 6:58 am at the Intensive Care Unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.
EKITI #COVID19 CASE UPDATE: The 3rd confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ekiti State has died from the virus.
As at 6:00 pm on April 22, there is one (1) active case of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
— EKITI COVID19 UPDATES (@Ekiti_COVID19) April 22, 2020
According to the commissioner, the deceased was a Community Health worker with the Lagos State Government and she reportedly sneaked into Ekiti last week before she fell into prolonged labour leading to the discovery that she had contracted the infectious disease.
Yaya-Kolade said the deceased infected a 45 -year-old medical doctor, who had been identified as the fourth index case by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC).
The Commissioner said the state government will liase with the family of the deceased to ensure she is buried according to the guidelines of the NCDC and the World Health Organization.
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