Edo Discharges 122 More COVID-19 Patients, Records 87 New Cases


The Edo State Government, on Sunday, said 122 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from its isolation centres, while recording 87 new cases.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, in a statement made available to Naijatell, on Sunday, in Benin City.

According to Okundia, the state has recorded a total of 1,353 cases of the virus since its outbreak in Nigeria, with a total of 718 recoveries.

He said, “We have recorded 87 new confirmed cases, with 31 cases reported at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and 56 cases at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).

“We have made tremendous progress in the management of coronavirus, as 122 patients have been discharged from our isolation centres, bringing the total number of discharges to 718.”

In the statement sent to Naijatell via mail, the state government noted that a total 6,300 suspected cases have been reported, with 47 deaths.

The commissioner said the state government has intensified contact tracing, linelisting and contact monitoring of contacts of the confirmed cases.

Noting that the state government is committed to controlling the spread of the virus, he said necessary actions are being taken regarding Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices in ISTH, UBTH and Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre (SOHIC).

He added that that the state government has intensified public enlightenment and sensitisation on the need to get screened/tested and for prompt presentation at the designated health facilities when symptomatic.

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