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58-year-old man dies of Coronavirus as FMC Abeokuta confirms new cases


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A 58-year-old man has died of Coronavirus complications at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The FMC on Sunday said it recorded three fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus, saying “the three patients were all adult males.”

However, the Ogun FMC Spokesperson, Segun Orisajo, said one of them died before the result of his sample came out.

The deceased, a 58-year-old man, Orisajo said, was a known patient with a history of hypertension and diabetes.

“He was reportedly admitted into the Centre on Thursday and was being managed for an ischaemic stroke.

“He died on Friday following clinical deterioration.

“His sample returned positive this evening. His corpse has been deposited in the morgue,” Orisajo told DAILY POST in a statement on Sunday.

Speaking further, the spokesman said the second patient is a 65-year-old-man who lives in Obada Oko, near Abeokuta.

He was reportedly admitted on Tuesday and being managed for pulmonary tuberculosis; his sample also returned positive this evening.

“The third patient is a 48-year-old known hypertensive who resides in Ifo.

“He was being managed for chronic kidney disease. His sample also returned positive this evening.

“All the medical and health personnel who managed the 3 cases took all necessary precautionary and personal safety measures.

“Arrangements are in progress for the evacuation of the two patients to the Ogun State Isolation Centre,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Medical Director of FMC Abeokuta, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, has commended the team that managed the latest cases for their vigilance and professionalism.

The Medical Director reiterated his earlier advice to all staff and users of the Centre, saying “there was nothing to be afraid or panic about.”

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