COVID-19: Delta state records first death
Delta state has recorded its first COVID-19 death as a patient who tested positive for the virus died before the test result came out, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed.
Governor Okowa stated on Thursday evening, April 9, on Twitter that the deceased patient who had underlying health issues had visited Lagos state in the past two weeks.
The Delta state governor also said that the deceased presented himself late to one of the state’s hospitals with severe symptoms, including difficulty in breathing.
COVID-19: Delta state records first death. Photo credit: Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa
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“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,” Governor Okowa stated.
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