Edo state coronavirus cases rise to 191, records 7th death


EDO State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has said the state has discharged one Coronavirus patient from its isolation centre and recorded one COVID-19 related death, as confirmed cases in the state hits 191.

The governor, in a statement, urged residents to turn up for COVID-19 screening and testing which is ongoing in the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Obaseki said: “We have discharged one more COVID-19 patient from our isolation centres, bringing the total of discharged patients to 58. Sadly, we recorded a death, making it the seventh fatality. It is important to visit the screening centres in the 18 LGAs to know your status. Stay safe.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, said the state has recorded 191 confirmed cases of COVID-19 spread across 13 LGAs in the state.

He said the affected LGAs include Oredo, Esan West, Egor, Ovia North East, Ikpoba-Okha, Uhunmwode, Etsako Central, Esan South East, Akoko-Edo, Esan Central, Ovia South West, Owan East and Esan North East.
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He reiterated the need for residents to visit the screening and testing centres across the 18 local councils in the state to get screened and know their status, to ensure early detection and treatment of COVID-19.

Noting that it was imperative for residents to adhere to government regulations on safety and good hygiene to halt the spread of the pandemic, he said: “Edo people are enjoined to wash their hands regularly with soap under running water or use alcohol-based sanitisers; wear facemasks while in public and avoid gathering of more than 20 persons in a public places, among other guidelines.”

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