Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki announced that 80 coronavirus patients have been discharged having tested negative for the virus.
He also disclosed that the number of deaths have risen to 43 with the aged getting the larger percentage of deaths.
The governor said, “We have discharged 80 more COVID-19 patients from our isolation centres. The number of discharges now stands at 498. We lost one more person to the virus, bringing the number of fatalities to 43. Stay safe and protect our aged parents, who are most endangered”
Also the Commissioner for Health in the state Dr. Patrick Okundia said a total of 1,203 confirmed cases have been recorded in the state.
The Commissioner said the 1,203 confirmed cases were recorded in Oredo (391), Esan West (117), Egor (223), OviaNorth East (86), Ikpoba-Okha (160), Uhunmwode (14), Etsako Central (2), Esan South East (7), Akoko-Edo (1), Esan Central (107),Ovia South West (19), Owan East (1), Esan North East (43), Etsako West (20),Etsako East (9),Orhionmwon (2),Owan West (1) Local Government Areas (LGAs).
The Commissioner also said that the state government would intensify efforts on curbing the virus saying that the state has tested over 6,300 residents and visited over 1,035 rural and urban communities for Active Case Search (ACS) activities.
While advising residents to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures he said, “While the state government intensifies efforts to protect the Edo people from this deadly disease, we urge all citizens to stay at home and observe all precautionary measures against the spread of the infectious disease, including regular handwashing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Cover your mouth and nose properly when sneezing and/or coughing.”