Covid-19: Five dead, 29 infected in 72 hours in Edo state

Casualty from Covid-19, has continued unabated in Edo State, as the dreaded disease has again killed persons in the last 72 hours.

A total of 29 new cases were also recorded within the same time frame.

The latest casualties bring the total number of deaths recorded in the second wave of the pandemic in the state to 68.

Edo Covid-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the daily virtual meeting of the State Covid-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

He noted that the state collected a total of 950 samples within the 72-hour time frame.

He, however, disclosed that the state also recorded 123 new recoveries, with 216 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation centres in the state.

According to him, “Edo State, in the last 72 hours, recorded 29 new cases, five deaths and 123 recoveries from Covid-19.”


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