The reliable online news platform understands that the state confirmed the death of a medical doctor, Dr Aliyu Yakubu, who tested positive to coronavirus.
The 60-year-old Dr Yakubu died few days ago at the Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura.
Governor Aminu Masari, made this announcement at a press conference on Tuesday in Katsina. He said that the deceased, owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited Kogi, his home state, from where he traveled to Lagos some weeks ago.
Masari said that after returning to the state, the deceased fell sick and was admitted at the hospital, where he later died three days ago.
The Governor said, before Yakubu’s death, his blood samples were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) for test and was diagnosed positive to coronavirus.
“We have received a bad news of COVID-19. The deceased samples showed COVID-19 positive.
“Before his death, he was also diagnosed for hepatitis and hypertension, three years ago,” he said.
The governor said that the state medical response team was in Daura taking samples of all those that had contact with the man before his death.
Meanwhile, Onyxnews Nigeria reports that he NCDC has recorded the first case of the deadly COVID-19 in Kastina state.
The state confirmed this development as 16 more cases were recorded in Nigeria, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the pandemic in the country to 254.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated this update in the micro-blogging, Twitter.
It said, “Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina.
As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.”NCDC tweeted.