According to report reaching oyogist.com, Edo state has reportedly recorded 18 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, which now brings the total numbers of active infections in the state to 90.
The state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged all residents of the state to take proper precaution in protecting themselves and their families from the deadly Covid-19 disease/ virus.
“We recorded two deaths and 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 90. As we combat the second wave of the pandemic, I urge you to take personal responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones this season. Stay safe.
“we now have in place a robust disease surveillance system in the state with well-trained contact tracers, who can undertake active case searches; we have 4 PCR molecular laboratories that can undertake large numbers of tests with procedures to promptly obtain results from the laboratories.
“Our case management system is intact to provide care for confirmed cases. We also have 4 well-equipped, functional isolation centres spread across the state.”
The Governor added; “As we collectively fought the first wave of COVID-19 together earlier this year, if we remember to wash our hands regularly with soap and water, keep a safe distance from other people and wear facemasks when in public, we will similarly overcome this wave.”