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Bayelsa government announces death of COVID-19 patient

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Bayelsa State government has announced the death of one COVID-19 patients.

The State COVID-19 Task Force Committee, on Tuesday, disclosed this in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Director, Public Health, Dr Stow Jones.

The deceased was a middle-aged Bayelsa resident, who was at one of the public hospitals a week ago.

Jones said the patient was critically ill with signs suggestive of kidney disease.

“He was thus managed as such and had some sessions of dialysis.

“Further clinical investigations revealed he also had signs suggestive of a possible COVID-19- 19 infection.

“Samples were thus collected from him, which returned positive for COVID-19.

“His test result was among the nine positive results announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), for Bayelsa on May 31.

“He was still due for a final session of dialysis on Monday, June 1. He, however, passed away on the night of May 31,” Jones said.

He, added that the victim was the second COVID-19 death in the State and had been buried by the COVID-19 Safe Burial Team.

The burial was witnessed by his relatives and friends.

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