By Eseoghene Emuke
Delta State has recorded 32 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 148.
The state commissioner for information, Charles Aniagwu, who confirmed the figures, said the cases were recorded in Asaba, Uvwie, Warri and other parts of the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also confirmed the figures.
A total number of 16 councils in the state have recorded cases of the pandemic since the state first confirmed its index case on February 7, 2020.
31 of the cases have been discharged including the index case, Chief Austin Eruotor alias Popo, after testing negative to the virus.
The state has lost eight patients to the disease.
Asaba (state capital) in Oshimili South council area of the state has recorded highest number of confirmed cases with 30 while Uvwie LGA is ranked second with 29 confirmed cases and Warri had 23 cases.
So far, Delta has recorded COVID-19 cases in Okpe LGA (one), Oshimili North LGA (22), Oshimili South (Asaba 30), Sapele LGA (15), Udu LGA (six), Ughelli North LGA (four), Ughelli South LGA (two), Ukwuani LGA (one), Uvwie LGA (29), Warri South LGA (23), Aniocha South LGA (two), Ethiope West LGA (five), Ika North East LGA (two), Ika South LGA (three), Isoko South LGA (two) and Ndokwa West LGA (one).