COVID-19: A new mother dies in Ekiti

The government of Ekiti has announced the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state.

Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, commissioner for health, said the patient died at the intensive care unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, around 6:58am on Wednesday.

She said the victim is a 29-year-old community health worker and the third case recorded in the state.

The patient had been receiving medical care after she was delivered of her baby some days ago.

“The woman showed signs of stability on Monday but unfortunately her condition deteriorated yesterday and we lost her exactly 6:58am today (Wednesday),” she said.

On whether her body will be released to the family, Yaya-Kolade said the state will take standard precautions and comply with the World Health Organisation’s safety rules on the burial.

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