29-year-old pregnant health worker dies of COVID-19 in Ekiti state

The Ekiti state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade has announced the death of a 29-year-old pregnant health worker who died of COVID-19 complications in the state.

Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Yaya-Kolade said the deceased died on Wednesday April 22 around 6:58 am at the Intensive Care Unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

According to Yaya-Kolade, the deceased was a Community Health worker with the Lagos State Government and was pregnant.

She reportedly sneaked into Ekiti last week before she fell into prolonged labour leading to the discovery that she had contracted the infectious disease.

The Commissioner said the deceased infected a 45 -year-old medical doctor, who had been identified as the fourth case by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“The woman showed signs of stability on Monday but unfortunately her condition deteriorated yesterday and we lost her exactly 6.58am today” she said

The Commissioner said the state government will liase with the family of the deceased to ensure she is buried according to the guidelines of the NCDC and the World Health Organization.

Ekiti state has 4 confirmed case of COVID19.

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