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Delta records sixth COVID-19 death

Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, on Wednesday, confirmed the sixth COVID-19 death in the state.

Ononye, who disclosed this in a statement in Asaba, said the latest COVID-19 death occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at the Central Hospital, Warri.

According to him, the deceased was a 78- year-old man who was referred from a private hospital in Warri to the COVID-19 Treatment Center in Central Hospital, Warri.

The commissioner said the patient who was brought to the treatment centre at about 2:00 a.m. was unconscious when he arrived at the hospital.

He said: “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 COVID-19 case 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.”

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Ononye said five of the deaths recorded in the state were of persons between the ages of 47 and 78 years, who all had one pre-existing illness or the other.

The pre-existing illness, according to the commissioner, include diabetes mellitus, hypertension and chronic liver or kidney disease.

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