Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday said he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive,” Fayemi tweeted. “I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team.
“I’m delegating critical tasks to my Deputy but will continue routine duty from home.”
Fayemi is the seventh governor to test positive for the highly infectious novel disease.
Bauchi’s Governor Bala Mohammed, Kaduna’s Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo’s Governor Seyi Makinde, Abia’s Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Ondo’s Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and Delta’s Governor Ifeanyi Okowa have all tested positive in the past.
All of them have also recovered from the disease that has killed 805 people in Nigeria, as of July 21.
A total of 37,801 coronavirus cases have been detected all over the country. 15,677 patients have recovered and been discharged from care.