By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government on Sunday confirmed the death of a patient of the Covid-19.
The deceased was said to be a returnee from Ibadan, whose spouse lives in Owode-Ede. He died on Saturday before the result of his test was announced.
Besides, the State discovered another six new cases.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu made who made this known in Osogbo said the remaining five cases, three had contact with the Osun-based India national whose status was confirmed last Friday.
Isamotu further said that the trio were domestic staff of the India national.
The other two new cases, he said had contact with the state’s previous cases.
He further revealed that that the remains of the deceased returnee who had underlying ailment had been buried in Osun by the family and that the Surveillance Unit of the State’s Covid-19 Team is already lining up contacts for tracing.
“From our findings, the late patient was receiving treatment in Lagos, but when he got to Ibadan, where the mother lives, he was advised to turn to Osun for medical help. According to the family, Osun has been trying its best in managing Covid-19 cases. Unfortunately, we lost the patient even before we could admit him into our medical facility.
“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Sunday, June 21, is 11,” Isamotu added.
On the summary of COVID-19 cases in the State, the Health Commissioner said out of the 60 cases confirmed, the State has successfully treated and discharged 44 patients while five deaths have been recorded.