Kwara records first COVID-19 death, 4 new cases

The Kwara State Government has announced the death of a COVID-19 patient.

The news of the incident was made known by the Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 and Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Rafiu Ajakaye in a statement issued in Ilorin.

According to the statement, the deceased had recently arrived Kwara from Lagos with his wife and a child shortly after he suffered stroke at his Lagos base.

The statement added that before his death, the government had treated him, his wife and their child as suspected cases and samples were taken from them while 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. Everyone involved in the burial has now had their samples taken. Because of the peculiarity of this development, the Rapid Response Team has moved in to bring all those involved into the isolation centre, including the wife and the child”, the statement revealed.

The government prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul and urge citizens of the state to see COVID-19 for what it is: a deadly and highly contagious virus that requires adherence to all safety protocols, including obeying the lockdown order.

The statement highlighted that no one should feel ashamed or trade blames for contracting the virus as it is a global pandemic from which no one is immune.

The statement also announced four new positive cases of COVID-19 — from amongst those who sneaked into the state from the Northwestern axis of the country.

19 of the cases were active and nine have been discharged. All the active cases were said to be asymptomatic.

Source: Voice of Nigeria