COVID-19: Edo Govt Tests 2,824, Clears 1,412 Suspected Cases Extends Case Search To Over 663 Communities


As part of intensified measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Edo State, the government intensified screening of residents across the state, testing over 2,824 people, contact tracing 1,398 others and visiting over 663 rural and urban communities for Active Case Search (ACS) activities.

Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, reiterated that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government has continued to ramp up measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and protect Edo people.

He said Edo has recorded 351 confirmed cases, 2,741 suspected cases, 17 deaths and exited 1,412 suspected cases, including 1,066 line-listed contacts and 346 persons of interest (POI) who have completed the compulsory 14-day follow-up and tested negative.

The commissioner noted that the state is making steady progress in the management of the pandemic, adding that Edo has recorded successes in surveillance…

Source: Leadership Newspaper