Delta state has recorded two new cases of Coronavirus in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, who made this known in a statement in Asaba, said the two new cases, one male one female, were recorded in Uvwie and Udu Local Government Area of the state.
The new cases has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the state to six, with one death and five active cases, Ononye said.
Ononye said that the active cases were being treated at the Isolation Centres in the state.
The commissioner further disclosed that all the patients were doing very well and urged Deltans with symptoms of the COVID-19 like fever, malaria, catarrh, cough, chest pain, difficulty in breathing and loss of appetite to report to the nearest government hospital for medical evaluation and possible testing.
“all the patients of the active cases are in stable condition and are receiving treatment from our team of medical professionals at our isolation centres across the state.
“We have 11 persons quarantined in our holding centres, while 140 contacts are being monitored across the state.
“There is ongoing active case search in the local government areas and we urge persons with symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infection like fever, nasal catarrh, cough, chest pain, difficulty in breathing/ tightness in the chest or loss of appetite to report to any nearest government hospital for medical evaluation.”
He thanked Deltans for their continued support for the lockdown and urged them to remain obedient to government stay-at-home directive,
Ononye also called on them to ensure regular hand washing and respiratory hygiene and maintaining of Social / Physical distancing at all times.
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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that “As at 11:25 pm 22nd April there are 873 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria;
with 197 discharged, and 28