Monday, July 20, 2020

Edo calls for caution as state records six more COVID-19 deaths

The Edo State Government has called for caution among residents, amid the rising number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths, in order to remain safe and healthy and protect the state’s aged population.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, decried the alarming rise in COVID-19-related fatalities in the state, noting that Edo has recorded six more deaths and 104 new confirmed cases.
Okundia said the new confirmed cases were confirmed at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), with 12 at ISTH laboratory and 92 at the UBTH laboratory.
The commissioner announced that the state has discharged 12 more COVID-19 patients who have tested negative for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres to reunite with their families and the society.

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