The Edo State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Patrick Okundia, has mentioned the state is making regular progress within the administration of coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that every one lively instances of COVID-19 are being managed at completely different isolations centres throughout the state and are responding effectively to remedy.
Talking to journalists in Benin Metropolis, Okundia mentioned Edo has discharged ten individuals who’ve examined damaging twice to the virus, and exited one other 491 individuals, comprising 111 individuals of curiosity (POIs) and 380 line-listed contacts, who’ve accomplished the obligatory 14-day observe up and examined damaging.
The commissioner famous that from the onset of the outbreak, Edo State has recorded a complete of 593 suspected instances of COVID-19 and 65 confirmed instances unfold throughout 9 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) of the state, together with Oredo, Esan West, Egor, Ovia North East, Ikpoba-Okha, Uhunmwode, Etsako Central, Esan South East, and Akoko-Edo.
Okundia, nevertheless, reassured that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state authorities stays dedicated to containing the COVID-19 pandemic in all communities throughout the state.
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In response to him, “Whereas Edo has recorded 65 confirmed instances of COVID-19; now we have discharged ten sufferers who examined damaging twice for the virus. The remaining instances are nonetheless on lively remedy and are responding effectively to remedy. Three of the instances are receiving remedy and observe up at dwelling whereas 33 are presently at Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre (SOHIC) Benin, 4 at College of Benin Educating Hospital (UBTH) Benin Metropolis and three at Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH).
“As we ramp up efforts to comprise the COVID-19 pandemic in our expensive state, it’s pertinent to notice that compliance with the federal government’s stay-at-home and social distancing directives, in addition to different precautionary measures, are non-negotiable within the battle towards the unfold of the virus. Wash your palms recurrently with cleaning soap beneath working water, use alcohol-based sanitisers, and attempt to get screened at any of our centres throughout the state. In the event you should exit, put on facemasks and keep away from massive gathering of individuals.”