Delta State has recorded its first coronavirus case as the total confirmed cases in the country jumped to 254 following the announcement of 16 new cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday evening.
Of the 16 fresh cases, Lagos, the epicentre of the virus since its outbreak in the country, has 10 cases, two in the Federal Capital Territory, two in Oyo, one in Delta, its first case, and one in Katsina with fourty-four discharged patients and six deaths.
Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State governor, confirmed the development, but called for calm, saying that the state would overcome.The Delta case was recorded in Warri, the commercial nerve centre of the state, BusinessDay reports.
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. Tomorrow morning, I will be addressing our citizens on developments surrounding this case. pic.twitter.com/LnOPuts2Nt
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) April 7, 2020
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