Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed the death of the second COVID-19 case in the State. The governor disclosed this on Thursday evening in a post on his verified Twitter handle.

He said the deceased who had tested positive to the pandemic had underlining illness. This now brings to two the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delta State .

The patient presented himself late to one of our hospitals with severe symptoms including difficulty in breathing and was given the necessary attention by healthcare professionals. Shortly after the specimen was taken, he passed away. However, his test results came back positive today.

In order to mitigate against the spread of the virus, we are fast-tracking our contact tracing to ensure that all those that came in contact with the deceased patient are properly isolated and tested immediately.

Again, it is important that as we work to protect the citizens and residents of our state, families and friends of individuals that are exhibiting the primary symptoms of the #COVID19 virus, do not keep it from the authorities. If you see something; say something.