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COVID-19 patient delivers baby in Oyo

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Governor of Oyo state,Seyi Makinde has said a COVID-19 patient was just delivered of a baby at one of the isolation centres in the state.

The governor announced that the woman, who is the second COVID-19 patient in the country to give birth in an isolation centre, and her child, are both healthy and faring well.

Giving an overview of COVID-19 cases in the state, he said the state had recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19, which the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 1,451.

He added that the state also recorded two new COVID-19 related deaths. “We had our first COVID-19 patient delivery at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo. Mother and baby are doing well.”

“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for 19 suspected cases came back positive. The cases are from Ibadan South East (3), Ibadan North (3), Akinyele (3), Lagelu (2), Oluyole (2), Ibadan North West (2), Egbeda (1), Ido (1), Ona Ara (1) and Oyo East (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1451.

The governor said ,“Sadly, we had two COVID-19 related deaths. Hence ,the total number of deaths in Oyo State is 14.”

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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