The Covid-19 case reported in Akoko community of Ondo state is dead.
The middle aged man died on Monday morning.
Confirming the news of his death in his weekly update of situation in the state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said the patient has an underlining health challenge, hence his treatment was complicated.
“The case was already a patient with a renal condition. In spite of the border lockdown, he arrived Ipe Akoko, Akoko South East local Government area on the 27th April 2020.
“His arrival was reported to our health workers who immediately proceeded to administer test upon him. The result which was received four days ago confirmed his case as positive.
“He was immediately removed and admitted into isolation at the IDH, Akure where he was further diagnosed as a patient of renal condition.
“This made treatment and recovery more complicated. He died in the early hours of today”, he said.
The governor who commiserated with the community, however praised the health workers for living up to their responsibilities at containing the disease.
While promising to pay the arrears of health workers who protested recently, Akeredolu said more is being done in the area of expanding the isolation centres to take more patients.
“we have expanded the capacity of our Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) to 210 beds, a tenfold increase in capacity.
“We have directly provided 80 standard beds, 10 ICU beds, 100 Infrared thermometers, 3 ventilators two of which are ICU ventilators.
“The 80 beds will be used to equip our newly renovated isolation Centre in Ikare.
“We have also received 100 beds through the coalition against COVID (CACOVID) which will allow for the expansion of our Centre in Akure and the equipping of the new Centre in Ondo town”, he said.