An officer of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has died from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
This brings the number of death recorded at the facility within a week to two. It was reported that a pregnant woman had died at the hospital on May 2 shortly before her COVID-19 test result returned positive.
The Head of Public Relations at FMC, Segun Orisajo, on Sunday morning, confirmed the death of the unnamed police officer.
He said the officer died at the facility three days ago.
According to Orisajo, the deceased presented in the General Outpatients Department at FMC about three days ago, later died same day.
The spokesperson said the officer’s COVID-19 test result returned positive on Sunday morning.
“His body is being prepared for release to his family for burial in strict compliance with World Health Organizations guidelines.
“All staff, who came in contact with the deceased, are currently on self isolation,”
Orisajo said in a statement. It was reported that Orisajo had, on Saturday night, confirmed three new cases involving two staff of the hospital – a nurse and administrative staff – as well as another patient.
Ogun State now has 115 positive cases of COVID-19 according to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC)’s data.