The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of 122 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients from the State’s isolation centers after their successful treatment, Channels TV reports.
The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Patrick Okundia, disclosed the latest development on Sunday in Benin City, the state capital. He noted that the state has recorded 87 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in Edo to 1,353.
“We have recorded 87 new confirmed cases, with 31 cases reported at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and 56 cases at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH),” the commissioner stated.
He added, “We have made tremendous progress in the management of coronavirus, as 122 patients have been discharged from our isolation centres, bringing the total number of discharges to 718.”
Okundia revealed that a total of 6,300 suspected cases have been reported across the state, while 47 people have lost the battle to COVID-19. He, however, said the state government has intensified contact tracing, line listing, and monitoring of contacts of the confirmed cases.
According to the commissioner, the government is committed to controlling the spread of the virus and necessary actions are being taken regarding Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices at ISTH, UBTH, and Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre (SOHIC).
He added that that the state government has intensified public enlightenment and sensitisation on the need to get tested and for prompt presentation at the designated health facilities when symptomatic.
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