Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says the state recorded its first COVID-19 death on Wednesday.
Makinde made the death public on his Twitter handle at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday.
He said that the deceased died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his COVID-19 test result came out positive.
“The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today- Wednesday; contact tracing has already commenced.
“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos, so, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State,” Makinde tweeted.