Benue State Authorities has mentioned that 5 medical medical doctors, two ambulance drivers and one emergency employee had been amongst individuals who lately examined optimistic for coronavirus within the state.
Deputy Governor Benson Abounu, who can also be chairman, Benue State Committee on COVID-19, introduced this on Wednesday throughout a press briefing.
Mr Abounu mentioned the primary fatality of coronavirus recorded within the state was not handled for coronavirus however leukemia.
The sufferer, he mentioned, solely began coughing three days to his demise.
Greater than 100 individuals who have had contact with the deceased have been traced, he mentioned.
“The difficulty of the individual reported to have died because of COVID-19 within the state, I examine it on Fb,” Abounu mentioned.
“However the case referred to was not managed for Covid19, it was a critical ailment, 20 days in the past he had a serious surgical procedure, opened from neck to stomach. The gentleman in query had most cancers of the bone marrow.
“And when identified for such ailment, hardly, can the individual dwell as much as 5 years.
“However three days to his demise, he began coughing and his samples had been taken and despatched to Abuja and got here out optimistic.
“So, It’s potential that the deceased who was not in isolation heart should have had contact with a coronavirus sufferer via those that had been visiting him within the hospital.
“So, it’s tough at this stage to say that what actually killed him was COVID-19.
“The group has been in a position to hint all those that had contact with the deceased, 57 well being staff, relations and members of the family who visited him whereas within the hospital over 100 of them have been traced.”