The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC confirmed that the state of Adamawa has reported its first death from coronavirus.
The NCDC reported five ( 5) cases on 20 May and one (1) new case on 21 May for Adamawa state in its daily reports published on its website and social media channels, taking the number of confirmed cases to twenty-seven (27), thirteen (13) discharged and one (1) death.
The deceased 's finding was among the five new confirmed positive cases reported by Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC.
The source said men of the state containment committee COVID-19 were mobilized into the hospital as soon as the patient was admitted. The source also notes that the patient died before the health official arrived at the hospital that is said to be far from the capital of the state.
“It is true that we now have one dead from the coronavirus because there was a suspected case that before the sample was taken the person had already died. We got a report that the person entered a hospital (name withheld) with the respiratory problems and our team was called. Immediately we began to mobilize but before we could get there because the place was a bit far we learned that the person had died.”
“We pleaded with the hospital and the family to keep the corpse because our team was on the way and obliged. The management of the hospital and the family agreed. The family were enlightened and were happy to make the decision. The sample was taken from the body. We were very cautious and also enlightened the family to be cautious and the burial was treated as if the person if was positive. When the result came back it turned out to be positive. That is the only dead recorded so far,” the source said.