Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has commended health workers in the state for their sacrifice, resilience and commitment in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor, while announcing the recovery and discharge of 14 more COVID-19 patients who have now tested negative for the virus, also reassured the people of his administration’s support towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce.
Obaseki, In a statement issued on Saturday, said the recovered patients have now been cleared to reunite with the society.
According to him, his administration will continue to intensify efforts to contain the pandemic across all communities in the state and protect Edo people.
He said: “We have discharged 14 more COVID-19 patients from our isolation centres. The total number of recoveries stands at 267. However, one death has been recorded, bringing the number of fatalities to 33. We appreciate our frontline workers for their sacrifices. Please, stay safe.”
Meanwhile, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, said the state has recorded a total of 873 cases, while 5,750 others are suspected cases and 2,232 others have been cleared.
He also said 1,886 line-listed contacts and 346 persons-of-interest (POI) have completed the compulsory 14-day follow-up and tested negative.
As of June 27, 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been confirmed in around 210 countries. The virus had infected 10,053,848 people worldwide, and the number of deaths had totaled 500,183. A total number of 5,426,644 people have recovered.
The most severely affected countries include the U.S., Brazil, and the United Kingdom