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60-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Osun 

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, S/W Bureau Chief
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A 60-year-old COVID-19 patient in Osun who was receiving treatment in the state isolation centre at the State specialist hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo has died.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu made this known to The Nigerian Voice today.

Isamotu said "On a sad note, we lost a COVID-19 patient in her late 60s at our isolation centre in Osogbo. We pray God grant her eternal rest and give her family the fortitude to bear the loss," he said.

He revealed that the State government received results of the index case and three health workers' second test on Friday evening from the NCDC accredited Testing Centre, the African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede.

"With the development, the total number of active cases in the State is now eight," Isamotu disclosed.

He also reiterated that only accredited isolation and treatment centres in the State are allowed to attend to suspected COVID-19 patients.

Isamotu urged front line health workers to always use their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when discharging their duties.