Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says the state recorded its first COVID-19 death on Wednesday.
Makinde made the death public on his Twitter handle at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday.
He said that the deceased died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his COVID-19 test result came out positive.
“The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive.
“The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today- Wednesday; contact tracing has already commenced.
“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos, so, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State,” Makinde tweeted.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyo State has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as at Wednesday night, out of which one person died and another was transferred to Lagos.