The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the index COVID-19 case in the state is getting the needed treatment.
He also expressed optimism that the state will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Tuesday evening reported sixteen new COVID-19 infections with Delta State having one.
While reacting to the development, Governor Okowa in a tweet on his official handle, disclosed that the index case in the oil-rich state is getting medical attention and called for the cooperation of residents of the state.
“This evening [Tuesday], a patient in Delta State tested positive for the #COVID19 virus,” he said.
“This index case is already receiving the necessary treatment at one of our isolation centers. Tomorrow morning, I will be addressing our citizens on developments surrounding this case.”
While calling on residents of the state to adhere to precautionary measures rolled out by the relevant agencies, he urged them to remain calm, also.
He added: “Again, I ask that you all remain calm at this time and continue to adhere to the precautionary measures and isolation directives that we have put in place to keep you and your families safe. I have no doubt whatsoever that we will all get through this together.”