Niger State has recorded its first COVID-19 death.
This is coming amidst the eight new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
This latest development was announced by the State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr Muhammad Makusidi in Minna on Saturday.
The Commissioner explained that out of the 22 results received from the NCDC, Eight are positive while 14 are negative.
Dr Makusidi revealed that from the eight positive cases confirmed, seven are Almajiri returnees from Zaria, Kaduna State while the deceased is a taxi driver plying Suleja- Abuja route.
He explained that the deceased who is 40 years of age was diabetic, adding that he died shortly on arrival at the Suleja- General Hospital.
The Commissioner said a postmortem sample was taken for test and it returned positive, stressing that contact tracing will commence with immediate effect.