Edo Govt. urges compliance to guidelines as COVID-19 deaths rise

Edo Government says it has recorded four new cases and five more deaths from COVID-19, bringing to 63, the total number of deaths recorded in the second wave of the pandemic.

The state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Andrew Obi, disclosed this on Thursday in Benin during a daily virtual meeting of the state COVID-19 task force.

Obi expressed worry at the rise in the fatality rate, urging residents to complement government’s efforts at curbing COVID-19 spread by complying with all guidelines.

He said that the state recorded 28 more recoveries, with 367 active cases being managed at various treatment and isolation centres within the state.

According to him, the state, in the last 24 hours, recorded four new cases, five deaths and three health workers’ infection.

“The four new cases were confirmed positive from 328 samples collected within a 24-hour period.

“With the new figures, Edo has now recorded 1,915 confirmed cases, 1,485 recoveries, 63 deaths and 403 health workers’ infection.

“People must take personal responsibility to halt the spread of the pandemic.

“It is important to observe the safety protocols so as to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus,” he said. (NAN)

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