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Ondo Commissioner for Health is dead

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By Our Correspondent

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, is dead.

Though details of the news of his death were sketchy as at press time, sources said the Commissioner had been ill for “some time”.

A family source revealed that Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious diseases hospital on Thursday.

“I still saw him on Monday, I never knew that was the last time I would set my eyes on you alive,” the source said.

His death comes two days after Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19.

The late Adegbenro is a native of Ilara-Mokin, in Ifedore local government area of the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 790 new cases of COVID-19 in 20 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), on Wednesday.

There have been over 10,000 recoveries, but more than 600 fatalities have been recorded so far.

A total of 26,484 samples have now been confirmed positive for the disease in 35 states and the FCT.