Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Edo COVID-19 death toll hits 100


The Commissioner for Health in Edo, Dr Patrick Okundia, said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 death toll in the state had hit 100.
Okundia made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Benin on the current death rate so far recorded from the pandemic in the state.
He expressed worry that the rate of community spread of the virus was becoming alarming, hence the need for residents to comply strictly with COVID-19 precautions.

The commissioner also said that the state had recorded 2,398 confirmed cases, plus 11,871 suspected cases.
He further said that contact tracing, line-listing and contact monitoring of contacts of confirmed cases by the state’s surveillance team were ongoing.
Okundia gave the assurance that the government would not relent in its efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the state.
He said that efforts would not be spared to ensure that residents, especially the elderly in society, deemed more vulnerable, were adequately protected against the disease.

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