The Chairman of the Gombe State Task Force, Idris Mohammed, has confirmed the death of Abubakar Mohammed, a Senior Registrar in Paediatrics with the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe.
The deceased died three days ago but the COVID-19 test result returned positive on Friday.
Mohammed told news men in Gombe State that the deceased was the first health worker to die of the virus in the state.
He said, “Dr Abubakar’s result returned positive. He died 3 days ago and I have just received his result.
“He was Senior Registrar in Paediatrics, FTH Gombe. His death makes him the first health worker to die of coronavirus in Gombe.”
With this confirmation, the number of coronavirus associated deaths in the state rose to 11.