The Nation learnt when he developed symptoms, his sample was taken in Lafia to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, ( NCDC ) in Abuja.
Four days later, the result returned positive.
It was learnt he possibly contracted the virus due to his field work activities, attending to COVID-19 patients in Isolation centre in Lafia.
Umaru confirmed his status to The Nation when contacted.
He said: ” It is confirmed by the result from NCDC that I have contracted COVID-19, but I am now responding to treatment.
” As at July 3rd, a total number of healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa stand at 65, public health facilities workers 51 and private health workers 14.”