Delta State Government on Friday confirmed that five COVID-19 patients including the index case have been discharged from isolations centres after they tested negative twice.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Asaba.
He said a 29-year-old fruits seller in Agbor, Ika South Council Area of the state has also tested positive to the novel Coronavirus.
He remarked that with this development, the state now has twenty-three (23) total confirmed cases of the virus with 8 currently active with 11 already discharged and 4 fatalities recorded.
Aniagwu said the State Government was doing everything possible to flatten the curve, adding that one of the gains of the lockdown was the low number of cases in the state despite having boundaries with a state having a high number of the Coronavirus.
He urged Deltans to see the new norm of wearing face masks in public places as a personal responsibility and not because they are doing it to obey government directives.
“Let me bring you the good news of the successful management and discharge of five of our COVID-19 patients which includes our index patient.
“Yesterday we also recorded another case in Agbor, Ika South council area, with a 29-year-old fruitseller testing positive having exhibited the symptoms of the virus.
“With this development, the state now has 23 confirmed cases of the virus with 8 active cases after succesfully discharging 11 with 4 fatalities.
“The state government is doing everything possible to flatten the curve even as we urge our people to continue to obey the necessary protocols against the pandemic.
“It is important for our people to embrace the new norm of wearing face masks in public places as a personal responsibility rather than doing so to obey government directives.” he stated