78 YEARS OLD MAN DIES OF CORONAVIRUS IN DELTA
A 78 year-old man has died of Coronavirus in Warri, Delta State.
This takes the Coronavirus death toll in the State to 6.
The patient died at the Warri Central Hospital.
His death was announced by Dr. Mordi Ononye, the State’s Commissioner for Health.
The Commissioner revealed that he died three hours after he was rushed unconscious to the Warri Isolation Centre from a private hospital.
Ononye said, “Since the index case of COVID-19 was detected on April 7th, 2020, the State has recorded a total of 28 cases which were from the 425 persons tested so far in the State.
“Five of the recorded deaths were between 47 and 78 years of age and they all had one pre-existing illness or the other, including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic liver or kidney disease.
“One of the deaths was that of a young man of 20 years who had been suffering from blood cancer and anaemic heart failure that took him to the hospital frequently for treatment, including blood transfusions. “As of date, the state has recorded 28 confirmed cases, 6 deaths, 12 discharges, and 10 active cases still being managed in our treatment centres.
“It is obvious from the recorded deaths that the most vulnerable persons among us are those who have pre-existing illnesses and are elderly”.
Ononye further appealed to private hospitals to ensure that suspected cases are referred to the treatment or holding centres on time.
“All suspected cases should be promptly referred to the government treatment or holding facilities for further evaluation in order not to waste time in determining the COVID-19 status of such patient.”
As at May 19th, 2020, according to the NCDC, Delta has recorded 27 cases of the Coronavirus disease.
Of the 27 cases, 10 are active and are on admission. 12 discharges have been made.