Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, says the state has recorded another confirmed case of coronavirus.
Sule made this known while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state on Tuesday.
The governor said the new case is a driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), who transports test samples for the agency in Abuja and that he got infected in the process.
He said the driver, who resides in Ado in Karu local government area of the state, was declared positive on Tuesday morning.
According to the governor, the patient had been moved to the isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, for treatment.
He said all COVID-19 patients are currently receiving treatment at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia and the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi.
He also said that the state had taken delivery of 6,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), 50,000 imported face mask, as well as 50,000, locally produced face mask by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He enjoined the people of the state to adhere to all government’s directives on COVID-19 in order to contain the disease.
With the new case, the state has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death.