The Edo State government said on Friday the state has recorded 38 fatalities since the onset of second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The COVID-19 Incident Manager in the state, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during a meeting of the state’s COVID-19 Taskforce chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki in Benin.
He said the state had recorded 33 new COVID-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours.
The incident manager, however, 20 patients had recovered and discharged from the state’s isolation facilities.
According to him, a total of 795 active COVID-19 cases are currently receiving treatment at the isolation centres.
Obi said: “With a 90.7 percent prevalence of community transmission across the state, the risk of transmission is further heightened and, as such, we all must take responsibility for action to prevent its spread.”
He stressed the need for compulsory use of face masks and strict observance of other COVID-19 protocols in the state.
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