Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Tuesday announced that a private medical practitioner in Daura, Dr. Aliyu Yakubu, died of COVID-19.
This is the first death from the disease in the state, Naijaparry News reports.
The Governor made the disclosure at a press briefing in Katsina.
He said Yakubu travelled to Lagos recently and upon return to Katsina reported himself at Air Force Hospital, Daura where he died two hours later.
Masari said samples of Yakubu’ s blood was taken to Abuja where he was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.
The late medical practitioner was also said to have hepatitis alongside hypertension.