A 75-year old woman COVID-19 patient has died of the virus in Ekiti State.
The deceased had been hospitalised in one of the tertiary hospitals in the state before she was tested for the virus.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the State to two.
The development was confirmed by the Commissioner for Health,Yaya-Kolade in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
He said, ”We can confirm that one of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing returned positive of the COVID-19 virus infection.
”The new positive case, a 75-year-old female, has died from complications of the virus.
”As at 3:30 pm on May 21, there are five active cases of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
”That brings us to a total of five active, 13 discharged and two death cases,” the government said.