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COVID-19: One dead, two others test positive at FMC Abeokuta

The Federal Medical Centre in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, has recorded two new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Additionally, one patient died of coronavirus-related complications in the hospital.

According to the Head, Public Relations and Information of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, he confirmed the incident of a 58-year-old man (name withheld) who died on Friday from COVID-19, two days before his test result came out.

Mr Orisajo disclosed that the deceased was a known patient with a history of hypertension and diabetes.

He added: “He was admitted into the FMC last Thursday and [was] being managed for ischaemic stroke.

“He died on Friday following clinical deterioration.

“His sample returned positive this evening (Sunday). His corpse has been deposited in the morgue.”

Mr Orisajo added that one of the new cases is a 65-year-old man who lives in Obada Oko, near Abeokuta.

He disclosed that the second case of COVID-19 was admitted last Tuesday and was being managed for pulmonary tuberculosis.

He said: “All the medical and health personnel who managed the three cases took all necessary precautionary and personal safety measures.

“Arrangements are in progress for the evacuation of the two patients to the Ogun State Isolation Centre.”

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