The Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday night, announced the death of a coronavirus patient in the state.
This was contained in a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday in Asaba.
He stated that the deceased had underlying health issues and had visited Lagos in the past two weeks, adding that the patient, with 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.