Delta State recorded a total number of 166 COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 the highest ever recorded in one day in the state so far.
With about 23 deaths and 190 recoveries already recorded, the state has a total of 1,131 cases as at Wednesday.
Fear has gripped the entire state much more as the governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife, Edith, on Wednesday, tested positive for COVID-19.
The development was sequel to tests conducted on the couple after a few days of self-isolation after one of their daughters tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Wednesday disclosed that they were stable and have commenced necessary treatment, amid further isolation.
The governor, who thanked Deltans for their prayers for his family, called for continued supplications for all patients undergoing treatment for the pandemic.
He also assured that his administration would not relent in its efforts at combating COVID-19 in the state.
He urged the public to continue to comply with prescribed protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).