The Rivers State Government has confirmed the new case of COVID-19 in the state.

Commissioner for Health in the state, Princewill Chike, said the man was a 61-year-old hotel manager in Port Harcourt, the capital, who had attended to his boss upon his return from Abuja in February.

Chike said the COVID-19 team got information of the mysterious death of his boss and decided to place all contacts under watch.

According to him, samples were collected from the hotel manager for testing and the result came back positive on Tuesday.

He said the patient had been evacuated to a medical facility for treatment.