Recall that on Tuesday evening, Delta State recorded its first case of the virus when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 16 new cases.
Providing an update on the State’s first COVID-19 case, Okowa in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Wednesday morning said the patient was being treated at one of the State’s four emergency management centres, adding that contact tracing processes have also started.
See his tweet below:
Unlike the false reports that have been spread on social media, Delta State’s index case has been in the state prior to the lockdown. This is why, since the patient tested positive, we have been tracking all those that the patient has had contact with.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/mUAj1f1cPh
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) April 8, 2020