Nigeria news : COVID-19: Bayelsa records one new death, 14 casesThe Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force has recorded one new death and 14 confirmed cases from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Jones Stowe, Director of Public Health and a member of the State COVID-19 Task Force who gave further details in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, said the new death brings the total number of deaths to 10 in the state.
On the total number of cases, the Director said that with the new 14 cases, the state now has 169 confirmed cases.
“The 14 new confirmed cases were reported for Bayelsa state on June 21, by NCDC. The total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 169 though active cases stood at 130, while discharged cases are 29 persons.
“Unfortunately, one new death was also recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 10.
“We call on the general public to please, adhere strictly to the recommended Public Health advisories to reduce the transmission of COVID- 19.
“Maintain regular washing of hands, use your nose masks, avoid handshakes and crowd; stay safe, MaskUpBayelsa,” he said.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is 20,244 as of Monday the 22nd of June 2020 according to the NCDC.