The Government of Oyo State has announced its first Coronavirus death since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

The Governor of the state, Seyi Makinde who made the announcement on Wednesday night, said the patient died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, before his test result came out.

Efforts are ongoing to trace those the deceased had physical contact with and also to collect their samples for testing.

The Oyo State Governor said;

“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. Contact tracing has already commenced.”



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