COVID-19: Edo Discharges 11 More Patients, Clears 1159 Suspected Cases
The Edo State Government said on Friday it has discharged 11 more coronavirus patients, who have tested negative for the virus from the state’s isolation centres.
The state also announced two more COVID-19-related fatalities while 1159 suspected cases, including 340 Persons of Interest (POI) and 819 line-listed contacts that have completed the compulsory 14-day follow up and tested negative have been cleared.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, commended the resilience, passion and commitment of health workers and other essential workers in the efforts to contain the pandemic.
He said, “We have discharged 11 COVID-19 patients from our isolation facilities. That makes it a total of 69 persons so far discharged in Edo. The number of deaths has, however, increased to 13. Our frontline workers have been remarkable this period. We appreciate them. Stay safe.”
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Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, while assuring of the state government’s commitment toward curtailing the spread of the virus, noted that the remaining 158 active cases are being managed at various isolation centres in the state and are responding well to treatment.
The commissioner disclosed that the state has recorded 1,982 suspected cases and 240 confirmed cases. The confirmed cases are spread across Oredo (120), Esan West (4), Egor (39), Ovia North East (21), Ikpoba-Okha (35), Uhunmwode (4), Etsako Central (1), Esan South East (1), Akoko-Edo (1), Esan Central (2), Ovia South West (2), Owan East (1), Esan North East (6) and Etsako West (3) Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Okundia added, “We urge you to comply with all government directives, aimed at ensuring the health and safety of all residents. Stay at home and observe social distancing and other precautionary measures against the spread of the disease, including regular hand washing with soap under running water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitisers.”