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COVID-19: Bayelsa records second coronavirus death



The Director of Public Health, Bayelsa State Ministry of Health, Dr. Jones Stow, has confirmed the the second COVID-19 death in the state.

The minister said in a statement that the deceased was a middle-aged man from the state.

Adding that Bayelsa has 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

He said: “The patient was presented at one of the state public hospitals a week ago, critically ill with signs suggestive of kidney disease.

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

“Further clinical investigations revealed he also had signs suggestive of a possible COVID-19 infection. Samples were thus collected from him which tested positive for COVID-19.

“His test result was among the nine positive results announced by the NCDC for Bayelsa on May 31. He was still due for a final session of dialysis on Monday, June 1 but he passed away on the night of May 31.

“The deceased has been buried by the COVID-19 Safe Burial Team witnessed by relatives and friends. May his soul rest in peace.”

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