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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the death of another COVID-19 patient.

The Governor, on his Twitter page on Thursday, said the patient died before his result came back positive.

Recall that NCDC on Wednesday confirmed that Nigeria recorded ninety-one new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to 873.

The NCDC said it recorded 74 in Lagos, 5 in Katsina, 4 in Ogun, 2 in Delta, 2 in Edo, 1 in Kwara, 1 in Oyo, 1 in FCT, and one in Adamawa State.

Makinde while confirming the development, said the patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“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.“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.”

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