Asaba, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed the death of the second case of the COVID-19 bringing to two the total number of confirmed cases in the state.
COVID-19’s second case in the Community, declared to have died from the pandemic, was a pastor (name withheld) of 57 years.
He has been said to be a pastor based in Warri, with his church in the common region of the beautiful city. The deceased had been hospitalized at a famous private hospital in Warri where he spent several days before moving to Oghara where he later died
About two weeks ago, he was learned to have last preached at his church. The death, which is the second, died on Wednesday at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital’s isolation centre, after the first was confirmed on Tuesday.
The Governor published a statement on his authenticated Twitter account on Thursday evening, saying the deceased who reported having tested positive for the pandemic had underlying medical problems.
He said the case who had visited Lagos in the past two weeks reported to one of the health facilities in the state very late.
Okowa said, “I have just been informed of another case of COVID-19 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
He said the case that had reached Lagos in the last two weeks had been identified to one of the state’s health facilities very late..
Okowa said, “I have just been told of another case of COVID-19 in the State of Delta. The adult involved had chronic health conditions and had visited the state of Lagos in the last two weeks.
“The patient showed up late in one of our hospitals with severe symptoms, including difficulty breathing, and was given the necessary attention by health professionals. He died shortly after the specimen was taken. However, his test results have returned positive today.
The Governor also noted that the state has started to track the dead case in order to minimize the spread of the virus in the state.
“In order to minimize the spread of the virus, we are speeding up our touch tracking to ensure that all those that came into contact with the deceased patient are adequately identified and promptly checked.
Finally, it is crucial that, while we work to protect citizens and permanent residents of our community, relatives and friends of individuals with primary symptoms of the # COVID19 virus, we do not hide this from the authorities. If you see anything, just say something.
“I will keep you all informed of any new developments,” Okowa told the press.