In spite Edo State Government’s efforts to curbing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the state has recorded five deaths and 113 recoveries from the second wave of the pandemic since December 1, 2020.
Dr. Andrew Obi, Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing the State’s Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“Edo State has recorded 234 cases of coronavirus since December 1, when the state government started tracking the second wave of the pandemic. In that time, the state government has had a fatality rate of 2 per cent and a case positivity rate of 23.1 percent.
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“We have a total of 121 active cases, with 113 recoveries. Unfortunately, 5 persons have died from coronavirus since the second wave of the pandemic in the state,” he said.
While noting that there is a need for residents in the state to take the second wave of the pandemic seriously, he noted that the rate of positive cases since the start of the year was worrisome.
He added, “Since January 1, 2021, we have recorded 46 positive cases. This is alarming. People must take personal responsibility to halt the spread of the pandemic. It is important to observe the safety protocols so as to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus.
“The state government is intensifying public enlightenment to get residents in the state to take the outbreak seriously and also to mobilise the public to observe precautionary health and safety guidelines to halt the spread of the virus.”