Edo confirms another coronavirus death

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Nigeria's Center for Disease Control, NCDC is managing coronavirus in Nigeria COVID-19
Nigeria's Center for Disease Control, NCDC is managing coronavirus in Nigeria

Edo Commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia has confirmed the death of another coronavirus patient in the state, bringing the total number of deaths to two.

Okundia, who on Wednesday confirmed the death of the patient to newsmen in Benin, described it as unfortunate.

“We had an unfortunate situation of a 57-year-old police officer, who passed on yesterday.

“It is not very clear how he got the infection but he developed some illnesses.

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“Initially, there was no evidence of suspicion of coronavirus disease, but when the symptoms started getting worse, he was treated at the police clinic.

“About two days before he died, our surveillance team was called to have a look and it was in that process that they took his sample and sent it to the laboratory, while he continued with his drugs.

“He was consequently placed on self-isolation. However, the result came out positive. Before we could get to his house to move him out, the man had died.

“It is really unfortunate, as the result came after the man had died,’’ he said.

As at Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that Edo has 15 confirmed cases, with seven discharged and two deaths.