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JUST IN: Oyo State records first Coronavirus death

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Oyo State has reportedly confirmed their first Coronavirus death since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

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

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;

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“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.”

Meanwhile the state still has five cases on ground. The governor via a tweet on his twitter handle reassured his citizens to stay safe and keep to the rules already issued out.

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