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Covid-19: Fear grips residents as Delta records death case

By Lucky Uto, Ughelli

As the news of the death of the second case of the Covid-19 in Delta State was announced last night, fear and panic have spread across residents of the state.

The the death of the deceased who was said to be a 57 -year old pastor has created fear and panic in the State as residents felt the disease must have been spread wide across the State.

ExpressDay gathered that the deceased was a Warri -based pastor (name withheld) and that the patient died before the result of his test was released on Thursday evening.

According to sources the deceased died on Wednesday at the isolation centre of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara.

Our sources who pleaded not to reveal the name of the church and that of the pastor, said the State COVID-19 Rapid Response Team had already commenced contact tracing of the deceased.

The deceased before being moved to Oghara where he subsequently died was hospitalised at a popular private hospital in Warri where he spent several days.

He was learnt to have last preached at his church over two weeks ago.

“His health had deteriorated before he was brought to the isolation centre because of the symptoms he was exhibiting.

“We were all shocked when the result confirmed he was positive of coronavirus”, one of the sources said.

Written by ExpressDay

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