The Edo State Authorities has known as for warning amongst residents, amid the rising variety of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances and deaths, with the intention to stay protected and wholesome and shield the state’s aged inhabitants.
The Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who spoke to journalists in Benin Metropolis, decried the alarming rise in COVID-19-related fatalities within the state, noting that Edo has recorded six extra deaths and 104 new confirmed circumstances.
Okundia mentioned the brand new confirmed circumstances had been confirmed on the Irrua Specialist Educating Hospital (ISTH) and the College of Benin Educating Hospital (UBTH), with 12 at ISTH laboratory and 92 on the UBTH laboratory.
The commissioner introduced that the state has discharged 12 extra COVID-19 sufferers who’ve examined damaging for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres to reunite with their households and the society.
Based on him, “Edo State has recorded a complete of 1,989 confirmed circumstances, 8,900 suspected circumstances and 68 deaths. This means the worrisome spate of fatality and the group unfold of the virus, which requires warning from all residents to be protected and alive in addition to shield the aged inhabitants that makes up solely 5 per cent of our state’s inhabitants.”
Okundia added: “We urge residents to assist the federal government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with all set pointers. Keep at house and observe all precautionary measures in opposition to the unfold of the infectious illness, together with common handwashing with cleaning soap beneath working water and using alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Cowl your mouth and nostril correctly when sneezing and/or coughing.”
The commissioner additional urged residents to current or report themselves by way of the Edo State COVID-19 toll-free response traces; 08001235111 or 08002200110, following any latest journey into the nation, journey from excessive incident states or contact with confirmed circumstances.