COVID-19: Edo Records 46 New Cases, 12 Recoveries, 1 Death

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Edo State has recorded 46 new cases, 12 recoveries and 1 death from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as the state government rolls out stringent measures to check further spread of the second wave of the pandemic.

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

According to him, “In Edo State, we have recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of active cases in the state to 271. From the 46 new cases, 32 were reported from the RT-PCR Laboratory at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), while 14 were reported at the Laboratory at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH).

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183 samples were collected in the last 24 hours from the screening and testing centres across the 18 local government areas in the state”.

He, however, noted that a death was recorded from COVID-19 in the state, while 12 recoveries were reported at the state’s treatment and isolation centres.

“10 people recovered from UBTH isolation centre, while 2 were from the Stella Obasanjo Hospital,” he added.

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