The Ogun State government has confirmed the death of a Lassa fever patient, the first in the state since the outbreak.
The victim was 28-year-old female from Ebonyi State who had been receiving treatment at the isolation centre at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this to reporters in his office in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He said that none of the 121 primary contacts who have been put under observation has shown any symptom of the virus.
The Commissioner also announced that another 28-year-old pregnant woman from Kogi State has been diagnosed and tested positive to the virus.
He added that the patient is being attended to at the same isolation facility in Sagamu while disclosing that she has recovered from the initial fatigue, body weakness and depression.
Mr Ipaye appealed to the people of Ogun State not to entertain any unnecessary panic as the situation is under control.