EDO State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has stated the state has discharged one Coronavirus affected person from its isolation centre and recorded one COVID-19 associated demise, as confirmed instances within the state hits 191.
The governor, in an announcement, urged residents to show up for COVID-19 screening and testing which is ongoing within the 18 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs).
Obaseki stated: “We’ve discharged yet one more COVID-19 affected person from our isolation centres, bringing the whole of discharged sufferers to 58. Sadly, we recorded a demise, making it the seventh fatality. You will need to go to the screening centres within the 18 LGAs to know your standing. Keep secure.”
In the meantime, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Patrick Okundia, stated the state has recorded 191 confirmed instances of COVID-19 unfold throughout 13 LGAs within the state.
He stated the affected LGAs embody Oredo, Esan West, Egor, Ovia North East, Ikpoba-Okha, Uhunmwode, Etsako Central, Esan South East, Akoko-Edo, Esan Central, Ovia South West, Owan East and Esan North East.
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He reiterated the necessity for residents to go to the screening and testing centres throughout the 18 native councils within the state to get screened and know their standing, to make sure early detection and therapy of COVID-19.
Noting that it was crucial for residents to stick to authorities rules on security and good hygiene to halt the unfold of the pandemic, he stated: “Edo persons are enjoined to scrub their fingers commonly with cleaning soap underneath operating water or use alcohol-based sanitisers; put on facemasks whereas in public and keep away from gathering of greater than 20 individuals in a public locations, amongst different pointers.”