COVID-19: Edo Records 3 New deaths, 15 More Cases

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Edo State has recorded 15 new confirmed cases and three more deaths from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the state government ramps up measures to halt spread of the second wave of the pandemic.

With the new deaths, the state has now recorded a total of 18 deaths since December 1, 2020 when the state started tracking the second wave of the deadly virus.

Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during a meeting of the Edo State COVID-19 Taskforce chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

According to him, “Edo State has recorded 15 new confirmed cases and three more COVID-19 related deaths, including one male and two females who died of COVID-19 complications, specifically respiratory failure.

“Of the 15 new cases, 8 were reported at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) laboratory, while 7 were recorded at the laboratory in Edo Specialist Hospital. The three new deaths however raised the fatality figure in the state to 18 from December 1, 2020 when the state started tracking the virus. This calls for caution and cooperation of all residents to stay safe and healthy.”

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The Incident Manager further urged all residents to adhere to the precautionary health and safety protocols to guard against the spread of the virus, adding that the isolation and treatment centres are actively attending to confirmed cases of the virus in the state.

Obi charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo State Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.

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