Plateau Records First Coronavirus Death

Plateau Records First Coronavirus Death
Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau state has recorded its first COVID-19 related death.

This was confirmed by Governor Simon Lalong at a media briefing at the Government House in Jos on Sunday.

He said the patient died before his test result came back positive.

The Governor decried the violation of the inter-state travel ban, which he said was the reason for increased cases of Coronavirus in the state.

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Lalong further revealed that they have redoubled their effort in contact tracing, isolating suspected contacts and treating the infected patients.

He said; “As of today, we have successfully treated and discharged 10 infected persons including the index case who have all been reunited with their families.

“The other 22 infected persons are still undergoing treatment and in stable condition. Sadly, one suspect whose sample was taken died yesterday (Saturday) before his result was returned positive.

“This has exposed the state to more dangers of COVID-19, as virtually all the cases we have recorded, originated from other states and were imported by people who defied our directives and entered the state at all costs. This is indeed sad.”

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