Ovedhe Hezekiah

Delta State has recorded its first case of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, is set to brief the state over the outbreak, urging Deltans to remain calm over the outbreak of the pandemic disease.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night recorded sixteen new cases of the Coronavirus among which Delta state had its first case.

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According to NCDC, 10 cases were recorded in Lagos; two cases were recorded in the FCT, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina

“With these new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 254. Fourty-four have so far been discharged with six deaths recorded.”

Meanwhile the Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had issued a statement via his verified Facebook account which reads, “This evening, a patient in Delta State tested positive for the #COVID19 virus. This index case is already receiving the necessary treatment at one of our isolation centers.

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“Tomorrow morning, I will be addressing our citizens on developments surrounding this case.

“Again, I ask that you all remain calm at this time and continue to adhere to the precautionary measures and isolation directives that we have put in place to keep you and your families safe. I have no doubt whatsoever that we will all get through this together.” The statement added.