Katsina State Government has confirmed the death of a medical doctor, Dr Aliyu Yakubu, affected by the Coronavirus.
The deceased, aged 60, died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura three days ago.
Gov. Aminu Masari, who made the disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday in Katsina, said that the deceased owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited his home state, Kogi, from where he travelled to Lagos some weeks ago.
Masari said that after returning to the state, the deceased fell sick and was admitted at the hospital, where he died three days ago.
According to him, the deceased samples were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) for diagnosis before his death and was diagnosed positive to Coronavirus.
“We have received bad news of COVID-19. The deceased samples showed COVID-19 positive.
“Before his death, he was also diagnosed for hepatitis and hypertension, three years ago,” he said.
The governor said that the state medical response team was in Daura taking samples of all those that had contact with the man before his death.
Nigeria has recorded 16 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 254.