The Kwara state government says it recorded its first death on COVID-19.
This was revealed in a statement released by the state's technical committee spokesman on the virus, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Saturday.
Ajakaye, who is also the press secretary to the state governor of Kwara, said the state has also registered four new cases of coronavirus.
The new figures bring the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 28 in Kwara state to 28. Of these, 19 are active, while nine have been discharged.
All active cases are asymptomatic, said Ajakaye.
According to the statement, the patient COVID-19 who died “had recently arrived in Kwara from Lagos with his wife and son shortly after suffering a stroke at the Lagos base. Before his death, the government treated him, his wife and son as suspect cases and samples were taken from them. The results of your samples came back positive.
“Unfortunately, he died on Saturday morning even before the family knew about COVID status. He was buried accordingly. All those involved in the burial have already had their samples taken. "
The statement added that "due to the peculiarity of this development, the Rapid Response Team has moved to bring everyone involved to the isolation center, including the wife and son."
The government also asked citizens to view COVID-19 as “a deadly and highly contagious virus that requires adherence to all security protocols, including compliance with the blockade order.
"We repeat that there is no shame or guilt in contracting the virus, as this is a global pandemic from which no one is immune."