Ebonyi State has reached a record of 33 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 of which 6 have been successfully treated and discharged.
The fresh 29 cases were returnees from Lagos, Delta and Imo states who sneaked into the state through the borders.
Governor David Umahi made this known on Sunday night after an emergency meeting held at old government house, Abakaliki.
He explained that of the 13 existing local government areas, 8 have been hit with the dreaded virus.
“We currently have 33 cases with 6 discharged successfully, he said.
But despite the soaring cases, which marked the state among the highest affected, Umahi insisted that there is no community spread in the state.
“Ebonyi State does not have a recorded case of community transmission”, he said.