Bayelsa State on Friday recorded its first Coronavirus death. 

According to the state COVID-19 Task Force, the deceased was a military personnel in his forties.  

SaharaReporters gathered that the victim is Major Iyida of the Military Police, Operation Delta Safe. 

Iyida was isolated at Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, after he tested positive for the virus and was said to be in stable condition. 

His health suddenly deteriorated and he developed severe respiratory distress, leading to his death. 

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