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Edo discharges 60 more COVID-19 patients as confirmed cases reach 2,000

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Edo State Government, yesterday, announced the discharge of 60 more COVID-19 patients, who have tested negative for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, urged residents to comply with all the set guidelines to contain the pandemic as confirmed cases in the state have reached 2,000.

He noted that the state had recorded 11 new confirmed cases tested at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) laboratory.

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According to him, “Edo has recorded a total of 2,000 confirmed cases, 8,900 suspected cases, 1,280 discharged persons and 68 deaths.”

Okundia, however, said that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration remained committed to containing the pandemic across the communities and protecting the people, especially the elderly population who account for most fatalities recorded in the state.

He said: “While the government ramps up efforts to win the war against this common enemy, it is important that residents stay at home and observe physical distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures against the spread of the disease.

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