A Director of Human Resources with Yobe State Ministry of Health, Alhaji Muazu Brahji, has died at the state specialist hospital isolation centre in Damaturu.
A brother to the deceased, Yau Ubaliyo Abubakar, confirmed the development on Wednesday, saying that late Brahji was taken to the isolation facility on Tuesday.
On whether the deceased was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 before he died, Abubakar disclosed that his sample was taken and currently awaiting the result.
Yobe is among the states without a testing centre for COVID-19; as such, most of the samples collected are taken to either Abuja or Borno for testing.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that no less than 155 persons have died in Gashua and Potiskum areas of Yobe State over the last six days after exhibiting symptoms related with Coronavirus.