Delta Confirms First Coronavirus Case As NCDC Announces 16 New Cases

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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.

Governor Okowa also reported that the index case has been evacuated to the state isolation centre at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara. Despite the governor’s call for clam, there has been anxiety in the state, especially in Warri where the index case was reportedly recorded.

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