Edo records 29 new cases — Health Ministry

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COVID-19 2nd Wave: Edo records 29 new cases — Health Ministry

The Edo Government on Friday said that it has recorded 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 recoveries in the second wave of the pandemic.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Osamwonyi Irowa, disclosed this on Friday in Benin, while briefing newsmen on the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 in the state.

Irowa said a total of 32 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state, but no death was recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to him, Edo in the last 24 hours recorded 29 new confirmed cases, with no deaths and 16 recoveries.

“We are supporting and collaborating with Federal Institutions. We are putting up structures for Irrua Specialist Hospital to help manage cases.

“The state also has 645 active cases, who are currently receiving treatments from various isolation centres within the state.

“Since Dec. 1, 2020, when the state started tracking the second wave of the pandemic, we have collected 10,893 samples and recorded 1,195…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper