The Bayelsa State Committee on COVID-19 has recorded one confirmed case among the 229 cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 12.
The co-Chairman of the Bayelsa State Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Nathaniel Inodu, made the disclosure in a statement in Yenogoa on Tuesday.
“This case is a 48-year-old business woman, who resides in the heart of Yenagoa.
“She visited one of our hospitals with complaints of fever, cough, lack of taste and malaria that started three weeks ago.
“Although she was feeling a lot better, she said she came to request for COVID-19 test.
“The state’s rapid response team investigated her case and collected samples for testing even though she denied any travel history.
“She is not epidemiologically linked to any previous confirmed case in the state. She has since been evacuated for further treatment at one of our isolation centres.