Thursday , June 10 2021

COVID-19 2nd wave: Edo records 103 new cases, 3 deaths

…health workers infection rises to 383, surpasses first wave

BENIN CITY – Edo State has, in the last 72 hours, recorded 103 new cases and three more deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19), as the government intensifies enforcement of compulsory use of facemasks and other guidelines to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this on Monday during a virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Obi noted that the state, within the same timeframe, recorded 60 new recoveries and six more health workers infection, urging residents to complement government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by strictly adhering to all safety and health guidelines.

According to him, “Edo State has, in the last 72 hours, recorded 103 confirmed cases, three more deaths and 60 recoveries from COVID-19.

“We also recorded six more health workers infection with 835 active cases who are currently being treated at various treatment and isolation centres in the state.”

Decrying the rising health workers in the state, the Incident Manager stated: “With the new health workers infection, we now have a total of 383 health workers that have been infected with the virus since December 1, 2020 when the state started tracking the second wave of the pandemic, surpassing the 381 health workers infection recorded throughout the first wave.”

Obi further charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.

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