Ehanire said a government team sent during an investigation into the increase in deaths in the state during April showed that 979 people had died in eight municipalities at a rate of 43 deaths a day.
Most deaths occurred at home and in patients over the age of 65 and with pre-existing illnesses, he said.
A spike in death
During a daily presidential briefing on the country’s response to Covid-19, Ehanire said the team was able to provide support and strengthen the state’s response to the pandemic.
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