COVID-19 : Kwara records first death, four new cases

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Kwara State Government has announced the death of a COVID-19 case in the state and confirmef four new cases, as the number of the pandemic virus in the country.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor/
Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 Rafiu Ajakaye disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday.

He said: “The fellow had recently arrived Kwara state from Lagos with his wife and a child shortly after he suffered stroke at his Lagos base.

Before his death, the government had treated him, his wife and their child as suspected cases and samples were taken from them. The results of their samples came back positive. ”

“Unfortunately, he died early Saturday morning, even before the family got to know about their COVID status.He has been buried accordingly and everyone involved in the burial has now had their samples taken. 

“Because of the peculiarity of this development, the Rapid Response Team has moved into bring all those involved into the isolation centre, including the wife and the child.

“we pray to God to repose his soul. We urge citizens to see COVID-19 for what it is: a deadly and highly contagious virus that requires adherence to all safety protocols.

“These include obeying the lockdown order. We repeat that there is no shame or blame in contracting the virus as this is a global pandemic from which no one is immune. 

“We commiserate with his family on this painful development while also wishing all of our patients quick recovery. “Ajakaye said

” The government also announces four new positive cases of COVID-19 — from amongst those who sneaked into the state from the northwestern axis of the country.

“This brings to 28 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kwara State. Of these, 19 are active while nine have been discharged. All active cases are asymptomatic.”

Meanwhile, the number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria hit 4,151, 745 discharged and 128 deaths as at May 10.

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