Kwara records first COVID-19 death


Kwara State Government on Saturday announced the death of a COVID-19 case. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 Rafiu Ajakaye, the deceased recently arrived Kwara from Lagos with his wife and a child shortly after he suffered stroke at his Lagos base.

He said before his death, the state government had treated him, his wife and their child as suspected cases and samples were taken from them but he results of their samples came back positive.

Ajakaye further stated that the deceased died on Saturday morning even before the family got to know about their COVID status. He said the deceased has been buried accordingly and everyone involved in the burial has now had their samples taken.

He added that the State Rapid Response Team has moved in to bring all those involved into the isolation centre, including the wife and the child and urges citizens to see COVID-19 as a deadly and highly contagious virus that requires adherence to all safety protocols, including obeying the lockdown order.

He re-emphasized that there is no shame or blame in contracting the virus as it is a global pandemic from which no one is immune and commiserated with the family of the deceased on this painful development while also wishing all of our patients quick recovery.

He also confirmed four new positive cases of COVID-19 from amongst those who sneaked into the state from the northwestern axis of the country, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State to 28, 19 active while 9 have been discharged.


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