COVID-19: Edo records 38 new cases, 4 deaths as govt intensifies sample collection, testing
Edo State has recorded 38 new cases and four more deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) as the government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Obi disclosed that the government, as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus and protect citizens, has ramped up sample collection and testing across all communities in the state.
He noted, “Edo State, in the last 24 hours, recorded 38 new cases, four more deaths from COVID-19. We also recorded 50 more recoveries with 414 active cases that are being managed at various isolation and treatment centres in the state.”
Obi, who urged residents to complement the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by strictly adhering to all safety and health guidelines, charged citizens with COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.
He stated: “As the state government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic, we appeal to everyone to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in ensuring the health and safety of all citizens by complying with guidelines against the spread of the virus.
“Wear your facemask when in public, wash your hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and observe social distancing.”