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Edo confirms five new COVID-19 deaths, 58 cases

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The Edo State government on Monday confirmed five new COVID-19 deaths and 58 new cases in the state.

The Head of the state’s COVID-19 Case Management Centre, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Benin, said the fatalities were recorded in just 72 hours.

He added that 52 cases were also discharged from the state’s isolation centres during the period.

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Osagie said: “A total of 492 samples were collected, we have 274 people in home care and 287 cases discharged since the outbreak of the third wave of the COVID-19.

“For now, we have a total of 1,270 confirmed cases, 616 active cases, 45 patients currently in our facilities, and 65 deaths recorded, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 third wave.”

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