- Meanwhile, in another latest development, 72 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 in Enugu
The Enugu State Government has announced 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the total number to 174.
Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, state’s Commissioner for Health, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.
Obi said that the Ministry of Health confirmed the 30 new cases in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He noted that the number of confirmed cases under going treatment was 138 and 31 discharged.
“New laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state is 30, total laboratory confirmed cases 174, cases on treatment 138, those on discharged 31 and number of deaths recorded is five,” he said.
The commissioner urged the public to continue to observe the precautionary measures by the NCDC to stay safe.
He advised that persons who develop symptoms or know anyone who may have developed the symptoms, should contact or call the following telephone numbers; 08182555550, 09022333833. [NAN]
Meanwhile, in another latest development, 72 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 in Enugu
Enugu state government said, the number of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 in the state jump to 72
In a statement on Friday by Dr Obi Ikechukwu, the Commissioner for Health in Enugu, confirmed the news cases while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the state.
He disclosed that the results of 28 more suspected cases of COVID-19, whose samples were collected earlier, came back positive.
According to the commissioner, this brings to 202 the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
Of the infections, 154 cases are receiving treatment at the government’s facility and 43 recovered patients have been discharged.
Dr Ikechukwu added that five people have died from complications related to COVID-19.
He urged the residents to be responsible and stay in their various homes when it was not absolutely necessary to go out.
The commissioner stressed that it was important for residents to wear face masks when in public places, as well as keep a safe distance from other people at all times also urged residents to report to the relevant authorities if they develop symptoms or know anyone who may have developed symptoms of the disease.