The Delta State Government said that it has recorded the sixth coronavirus-related death in the state.
Dr Mordi Ononye, the State Commissioner for Health, announced that 78-year-old victim died in the early hours of Wednesday, at the Warri Central Hospital.
He said the patient who was referred from a private hospital in Warri to the COVID-19 Treatment Center, was brought in unconscious at about 2.00 am.
“The patient had been in the private hospital for days before he was referred to the treatment Centre where he died within three hours of arrival.
“Since the index case of COVID-19 was detected on April 7, 2020, Delta State has recorded a total of 28 cases from the 425 persons tested so far in the State,” Ononye said.
Ononye explained that five of the recorded deaths were of persons between the ages of 47 and 78 years, who all had one pre-existing illness or the other.
He listed some of the pre-existing illness to include, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and chronic liver or kidney disease.