A Katsina-based medical doctor, Aliyu Yakubu, has died from the complications of COVID-19.
The State governor, Aminu Masari disclosed this at a media briefing on Tuesday.
He said the doctor aged 60 died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, three days ago.
He also said that deceased owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited his Kogi, where he hailed from, and later travelled to Lagos.
Masari explained that while on his way to the State, Yakubu became ill and was admitted to the hospital, where he died.
He said the deceased’s samples were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) for diagnosis before his death, and he was confirmed positive for Coronavirus.
The governor said the state medical response team was in Daura, taking samples of all those that had contact with the doctor before his death.
“We have received a bad news of COVID-19. The deceased’s samples showed COVID-19 positive. Before his death, he was also diagnosed with hepatitis and hypertension three years ago,” he said.