- Imo state has recorded its first COVID-19 death from the coronavirus pandemic
- Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman of the Imo state COVID-19 taskforce confirmed the development
- The chairman noted that the deceased had underlying health conditions
The COVID-19 casualty figure in Nigeria has risen again as Imo state government announced the first fatality from the pandemic in the state.
According to Channels TV, this information was revealed on Wednesday, June 10, by Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in Imo state.
Prof. Iwu said before the patient was brought to the isolation centre he had underlying health issues.
According to him, the victim's chances of survival may have been complicated by his condition.
As of Wednesday, Imo recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus as the total number of infections in the state rose to 83.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 409 cases of coronavirus in the country.
The latest cases were confirmed by the federal health agency who announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Wednesday evening, June 10.
According to the latest data, Lagos still tops the chart with 201 cases while the FCT follows with 85, Delta 22, Edo 16, Nasarawa 14, Borno 14, and Kaduna 14. Below is the full breakdown of the new cases.
Meanwhile, the deputy governor of Bauchi state, Senator Baba Tela has recovered from coronavirus.
The chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr.Rilwan Mohammed, announced this on Wednesday, June 10.
He said Tela has been discharged from the isolation centre where he was admitted. "Let me just say that today, his Excellency, the deputy governor is now negative and has been discharged. Our recovery test is now once, we don’t do it twice like before,” Mohammed said.
Tela, however, lamented that some mosques were not complying with the social distancing regulations in the state.
In other news, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has said 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, capital of Cross River.
The Cable, citing Channels TV as its source, reports that Governor Bala disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 10.
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