The Imo State Task Force on Covid-19 says one person has died of complications arising from corona virus in the state. The Chairman of the Task Force Professor Maurice Iwu made this known during an update on the pandemic in Owerri.
He explained that the patient tested positive to covid-19 shortly after his death in a private hospital where he was being managed. The Task Force Chairman said the state currently has twelve active cases of the virus in its isolation centres in Owerri and Orlu.
Professor Iwu noted that the committee had intensified efforts to locate and isolate those that came in contact with the positive cases. He expressed worry over the seeming decline in the use of face masks by residents of the state and warned that the people risked upsurge in number of cases if guidelines on prevention of the virus were not strictly adhered to.
Professor appealed to opinion leaders in the state to continue to sensitize the people to the realities of the disease but advised residents not to see covid-19 as a death sentence. Our Correspondent reports that Imo recorded fourteen new cases of corona virus bring the total figure to eighty six.