The Ekiti State government on Thursday, May 21, has announced that one of the COVID-19 patients has reported death, Newsflash247 reports.
The state government, who disclosed this on its twitter account on Thursday evening.
The EKITI COVID-19 UPDATE said “We can confirm that one (1) of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing returned positive of the COVID-19 virus infection.
“The new positive case, a 75 year-old female, has died from complications of the virus.
“As at 3:30 pm on May 21, there are five (5) active cases of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Ekiti State to Twenty (20), of which five (5) are active, two (13) discharged, and two (2) deaths.
Meanwhile, Nigeria on Wednesday night, May 20, had recorded another 284 new cases of Covid-19 and 8 deaths in Twelve (12) states as well as Abuja, the country capital, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6677 and 200 deaths.
The new cases are spread across Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Borno, Plateau, Jigawa, Kano, Abia, Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba States as well as country capital, Abuja.
The centre also said that Eight (8) person deaths from Coronavirus-related complications in the country, but the number of fatalities rise to 200.
NCDC said “199 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 26 in Rivers State, 19 in Oyo, 8 in Borno, 8 in the Federal Capital Territory, 7 in Plateau, 6 in Jigawa, 5 in Kano.
The tweet further revealed that two cases recorded in Abia and one case each was recorded in Ekiti, Kwara, Delta and Taraba States.
As at now, 6677 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1840 patients discharged and 200 deaths recorded.