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ICYMI: Enugu Confirms Five New COVID-19 Cases

A map of Enugu state in the south-east.


The Enugu state government on Friday confirmed five new cases of the novel coronavirus involving health workers, hospital support staff, and a patient.

The cases are a female who worked as a cleaner in a private hospital and another 32-year-old female who is a health worker in a private hospital in the state.

The third and fourth persons are medical doctors who work in a private hospital in the state, and the fifth is a 43-year-old male who had been admitted as ill in one of the tertiary hospitals in the state on a high index of suspicion.

According to the state’s commissioner for health, Dr. Ike Obi, the four health workers were contacts of an earlier case, a patient they initially managed before the state’s rapid response team was alerted.

Dr. Obi also noted that the state has unfortunately recorded its second and third fatalities. So far, 35 cases have been reported, 16 cases are active, 16 discharged with 3 deaths.

Citizens are however advised to stay home, wear facemasks in public, observe the social distancing protocol, and practice good respiratory hygiene, the commissioner said.

Solomon Elusoji

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