Since the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic started on December 1, 2020, Edo State has recorded five deaths and 113 recoveries even as the state government intensifies efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
The Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this in a briefing of the State’s Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to him, “Edo State has recorded 234 cases of coronavirus since December 1, when the state government started tracking the second wave of the pandemic. In that time, the state government has had a fatality rate of 2 percent and a case positivity rate of 23.1 per cent.
“We have a total of 121 active cases, with 113 recoveries. Unfortunately, 5 persons have died from coronavirus since the second wave of the pandemic in the state.”
Noting that there is a need for residents in the state to take the second wave of the pandemic seriously, he noted that the rate of positive cases since the start of the year was worrying.
“Since January 1, 2021, we have recorded 46 positive cases. This is alarming. People must take personal responsibility to halt the spread of the pandemic. It is important to observe the safety protocols so as to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus.”
He added that the state government is intensifying public enlightenment to get residents in the state to take the outbreak seriously and also to mobilise the public to observe precautionary health and safety guidelines to halt the spread of the virus.