By Victor Ogunje
Ekiti State on Saturday recorded another three cases of coronavirus infection thereby increasing the number of victims in the state to 11.
A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said the victims are already in the isolation centre.
She said before the recent development, Ekiti had five active cases, including a 45-year-old doctor.
The commissioner added that the state now has eight active cases.
“Ekiti State Government can confirm that three of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing have returned positive results of the Covid-19 virus infection.
“The samples were from three of the primary contacts of our third case, the late 29-year-old mother who died of complications from childbirth on April 22, 2020.
“The new positive cases are all females with ages ranging from 26-50 years who had been in self isolation for 14 days now.
“This brings the total confirmed cases in Ekiti State to 11, of which eight are active, two discharged and one dead,” the commissioner said.