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78-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Delta

78-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Delta
May 20
17:53 2020
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A 78-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died in Delta state.

With the latest announcement, a total of six COVID-19 deaths have now been recorded in the state.

Mordi Ononye, the commissioner for health, made the announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, according to a series of tweets on the government’s handle.

The patient was said to have been transferred from a private healthcare facility to the Central Hospital, Warri, in the early hours of Wednesday – he was brought in unconscious.

“Dr. Ononye disclosed that the 78-year-old male patient was referred from a private hospital in Warri to the #COVID19 Treatment Center, Central Hospital Warri by 2am today and was brought in unconscious,” it read.

“Dr. Ononye further disclosed that as strategic partners of the State Government in the containment of the spread of #COVID19, private healthcare providers are strongly enjoined to have a high index of suspicion with all patients.”

The commissioner also said private healthcare providers should refer suspected cases of COVID-19 to “the government treatment or holding favilities for further evaluation.”

The state confirmed its first COVID-19 death on April 9, 2020.

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