• As Confirmed Cases Rise To 364
The Edo State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of seven more COVID-19 patients who have tested negative for the virus and cleared to reunite with their families.
The state also recorded 13 new confirmed cases, two COVID-19 related deaths and 179 suspected cases. With the new figures, Edo has now recorded a total of 364, 19 deaths, 96 discharges and 2741 suspected cases.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, reassured that the government was committed to containing the COVID-19 pandemic in all communities.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, has decried the submission of wrong addresses and phone numbers during sample collection by residents, which makes it difficult for contact tracers to track down confirmed cases after laboratory results are released.
He further urged citizens to present or report themselves through the state COVID-19 toll free response lines following any recent travel into the country, travel from high incident states or contact with confirmed cases.