Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the first COVID-19 casualty in the state on Wednesday.Makinde made this known on his Twitter handle at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday. He said that the deceased died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his COVID-19 test result came out positive. “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- Wednesday; contact tracing has already commenced. “As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos, so, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State,” Makinde tweeted.
Oyo State has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as at Wednesday night, out of which one person died and another was transferred to Lagos.
OYO STATE COVID-19 TASK FORCE UPDATE (APRIL 22, 2020)— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) April 22, 2020
1. 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. pic.twitter.com/Vucrdj6TD8