Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has announced the death of a coronavirus patient in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, saying the deceased had underlying health issues and had visited Lagos in the past two weeks.
According to the statement, the patient who had severe symptoms presented himself late to the hospital.
The statement said,
“Governor Okowa said that the symptoms on the patient included difficulty in breathing, which prompted immediate and necessary attention to him by medical professionals.
“Shortly after the specimen was taken, he passed away. However, his test results came back positive on Thursday night.
“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.”
This brings the total number of deaths form coronavirus in Nigeria to 8.