Edo State has recorded 59 new cases and 32 more recoveries from coronavirus (COVID-19), as the government ramps up efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic across all communities in the state.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this on Tuesday during a virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
The Incident Manager also reiterated the need for residents to be cautious and observe all safety and health protocols against the spread of COVID-19, amid a daily rise in the number of confirmed cases in the state.
Obi noted, “Edo State, in the last 24 hours, recorded 59 new cases of coronavirus, 32 recoveries with 862 active cases who are currently receiving treatment at various isolation and treatment centres in the state.”
Urging citizens to take responsibility to limit the spread of the virus and remain healthy, the Incident Manager noted that the second wave of COVID-19 has been very challenging, as all indices including case positivity and death rates have been significantly higher when compared with the first wave.
While reaffirming the government’s commitment to containing the pandemic and protecting the Edo people, Obi charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.