One of the daughters of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease.
BIGPEN understands the governor’s daughter was among the 106 COVID-19 cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the State for Thursday night.
Governor Okowa who confirmed this development on Friday morning, said himself and his family, in-line with the laid out COVID-19 procedures, are going into isolation for the next 14-days.
“Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for COVID-19. Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days. We will continue to keep you all updated,” Governor Okowa tweeted.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria had on Thursday jumped a bit higher with 594 new cases. Lagos and Delta states took top position in the new cases recorded on June 25, 2020.
While Lagos, adjudged as the epicenter of the virus in the country had 159 cases as against 250 a day before, (now 9,482 in total) Delta had 106 cases against 40 in the previous day, bringing a total of 715 cases in the state.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country also recorded 7 deaths on Thursday against Nine (9) deaths that were recorded in the last 48 hours in seven (7) states including Delta (2), Nasarawa (2), Bauchi (1), Bayelsa (1), Gombe (1), Ogun (1) and Plateau (1).