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Ekiti: Three fresh COVID-19 cases had contact with deceased patient

Ekiti: Three fresh COVID-19 cases had contact with deceased patient
May 02
21:51 2020
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The Ekiti state government says the three new COVID-19 cases recorded in the state on Friday are contacts of the 29-year-old woman who died of the disease.

Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade, the state commissioner of health, made the disclosure on Saturday.

The pregnant woman was said to have sneaked into the state from Lagos state but later died of COVID-19 complications at the intensive care unit of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, where she had been receiving medical care after she was delivered of a baby.

“We can confirm that three of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing returned positive results of the COVID-19 virus infection, ” she said.

“The samples were from three of the primary contacts of our third case – the late 29-year-old mother who died of complications from childbirth on April 22, 2020.”

She said the new cases are all females with ages ranging from 26-50 years and had been in self-isolation for 14 days.

“This brings the total confirmed cases in Ekiti State to 11 out of which eight are active, two discharged, with one death recorded, ” she said.

The state government earlier said the late COVID-19 patient came in contact with over 70 persons during the course of her visits to about three hospitals before the delivery of her baby through cesarean.

Among the COVID-19 cases traced to her is a 45-year-old medical doctor from a private hospital in the state.

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