58 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged and state’s isolation centres in Edo after testing negative for the virus, the State Government confirmed.
While revealing the update to pressmen in Benin city, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, commended the sacrifice, resilience, and commitment of health workers and other essential workers on the frontlines of the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic.
He further reiterated the need to protect the state’s aged population, urging residents to comply with all guidelines and safety measures to curtail the spread of the virus in the state. The commissioner noted that the state has recorded 11 new confirmed cases, tested at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) laboratory.
He said Edo has so far recorded a total of 8350 suspected cases, 1885 confirmed cases, 62 deaths, and 1208 discharges, adding that the state has tested over 8759 residents and is contact tracing 4756 others across the state’s 18 local government areas.
The commissioner who identified screening and testing as essential in the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic urged all citizens to comply with government directives, aimed at ensuring the health and safety of all Edo people.
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