By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck
Delta State has recorded their first death from coronavirus.
This was disclosed through Twitter on Thursday night by the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.
He said that the deceased patient had underlying health conditions and had travelled to Lagos State in the past two weeks.
He also said that contact tracing of those who came in contact with the dead patient has started.
He wrote “I have just been informed of another case of #COVID19 in Delta State. The individual in question, had underlying health issues and had visited Lagos State in the past two weeks. The patient presented himself late to one of our hospitals with severe symptoms.
“These symptoms included difficulty in breathing. He was immediately given the necessary attention by healthcare professionals. Shortly after the specimen was taken, he passed away. However, his test results came back positive today.
“In order to mitigate against the spread of the virus, we are fast-tracking our contact tracing to ensure that all those that came in contact with the deceased patient are properly isolated and tested immediately.
“Again, it is important that as we work to protect the citizens and residents of our state, families and friends of individuals that are exhibiting the primary symptoms of the #COVID19 virus, do not keep it from the authorities. If you see something; say something.
“I will continue to keep you all informed of any new developments.” The tweet said.
At the time of filing this report, Nigeria has a total of 288 confirmed cases of the virus in the country, 51 persons have been discharged with seven deaths, according to the NCDC.