The Edo COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, has revealed that fifty-three health workers have contracted COVID-19 in the state.
Naija News reports that Obi stated this on Thursday in Benin, during a meeting of the state’s task force on COVID-19, chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to the incident manager, eight new COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease was recorded in the state on Wednesday.
He said: “We have, in the last 24 hours, recorded 8 new coronavirus cases and one new death. 240 samples were collected from the various screening and testing centres across Edo State. As at January 14, 2021, we have 238 active cases of the virus in the state.
“Since the second wave of the deadly disease, Edo State has recorded 447 confirmed cases, out of which 53 are health workers. The state has also recorded 202 recoveries and 12 deaths from the disease.”
He stated that Edo state government would soon roll out more measures to halt the spread of the disease.
Obi urged residents of Edo state to always observe all precautionary measures to guard against the spread of the infectious disease, including compulsory and proper use of face masks, regular hand washing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, observe physical distancing measures and limit social events.