Edo vaccinates 136,000 persons, records five deaths, 84 new COVID-19 cases
The Edo State Government has ramped up the vaccination of more residents with the COVID-19 vaccines, noting that over 136,082 persons in the 18 councils of the state have been inoculated with one dose of the vaccines since the commencement of the vaccination exercise.
Head of Edo COVID-19 Case Management, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, stated this, yesterday, during the daily COVID-19 media briefing at the Government House, Benin City.
He noted that the state also recorded 84 new cases and five deaths in the last five days, urging residents to get vaccinated to be fully protected against the virus.
“As of yesterday, 136,082 persons have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Cumulatively, we have recorded 6,486 confirmed cases, 5,871 recoveries, 270 deaths and 615 active cases being managed at various treatment and isolation centres across the state,” he said.
He added that the state collected 716 samples, recorded 84 new cases, five new deaths and 130 recoveries in the last five days.
Speaking, Permanent Secretary, Edo Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, charged residents not to see the COVID-19 vaccination as a government venture, adding: “Those who have taken the first dose should go for the second dose.
“The immunity of those not fully vaccinated will not be as good as expected. So, we encourage people who have taken their first dose to take the second and those not yet vaccinated should avail themselves of the opportunity of the vaccination to get protection against the virus.”