One of the five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Delta State is dead.
The death involved a patient who was reported to have been infected in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
The State Ministry of Information confirmed that the patient died on Wednesday night after the result of his sample collected tested positive for coronavirus.
Delta now has a total of 22 infections with six people discharged and four deaths.
— Delta State Government (@DSGovernment) May 14, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had reported five new cases in Delta – in Warri South and Oshimili North LGAs of the state.
These were among the 184 new cases reported across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a late-night tweet on Wednesday, the NCDC said the country now has 4,971 COVID-19 cases and 164 deaths while 1,070 patients have been discharged.
A breakdown of the figure of new infections shows that Lagos has 51 cases, Jigawa reported 23, and Bauchi and Katsina States reported 16 new infections each.
Kano also recorded 14, FCT and Rivers – 10, Kwara – nine, Delta and Kaduna – five, Sokoto and Oyo – four, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Osun – three, Ondo – two, and one each in Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau, and Niger States.
184 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 13, 2020