Edo State COVID-19 incident manager, Andrew Obi on Monday emphasized the need for residents to be mindful of the spike in infection rates, noting that the state has recorded 176 confirmed cases within seven days.
He added that in a period of three days, 31 persons have recovered, 82 COVID-19 cases were recorded while three persons died from complications of the viral disease.
Obi, who revealed this during the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) meeting in Benin City, said active cases currently stand at 207.
According to him, the state government will continue to task residents to comply with the preventive measures to control the spread of the disease.
“In the last seven days, we have collected 1200 samples from the various screening and testing centres across the state. This disease surveillance mechanism was set up during the first wave of the pandemic and we are doing well to ensure that they are adequately supplied with reagents and other materials to ensure quick detection of cases.
“In the last seven days, we have had 176 confirmed cases as well. We have a high case positivity rates in Esan West, Esan Central Local Government Areas (LGA) cases in the past 7 days. There have also been 82 recoveries over the past 7 days,” Obi said.