Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State says the state has lost one life and recorded three new positive cases of coronavirus within the week.
The death was that of a 68-year-old woman who was brought to the isolation centre unconscious.
Emmanuel made the disclosure on Thursday while giving update on COVID-19 in the state at Government House, Uyo.
He said that the new death brought to two, the total number of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the state.
The governor said that the state now has six active cases, stressing that the three new cases recorded were as a result of the ongoing contact tracing in the state.
“On the last laboratory test we conducted on 44 suspected cases, three persons were confirmed positive, while we lost one.
“The patient we lost was a 68-year-old woman who was transferred to the centre totally unconscious. With multiple serious long outstanding comorbidity.