Edo discharges 14th patient, screens over 126,000 New Telegraph Online New Telegraph – New Telegraph Newspaper

Edo State government yesterday discharged a patient, who has tested negative twice for coronavirus. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, said he remained resolute to contain the spread of the virus and protect Edo people. He said: “I am glad to announce that another COVID-19 patient has been discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.

“This brings the number of persons managed and discharged at our isolation facilities to 14. Our efforts remain centred on measures to contain the spread of the virus and protect Edo people. Stay safe.” Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, said the state had intensified the screening and testing exercise across the 18 local government areas, screening over 126,415 and testing 759 persons.

The commissioner said the screening centres had been scaled up across the state with the centres receiving over 30 infrared thermometers to boost the exercise. He added that the screening centre in Igueben had been activated while Central Hospital, Uromi and General Hospital, Ekpoma had since commenced the screening and testing exercise. Okundia, who noted said government had taken serious steps to contain the spread of the virus, disclosed that other active cases were on active treatment at various isolation centres in the state and were responding well to treatment.

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