Dr Ebomwonyi Osagie, the Team Leader in charge of the Edo State COVID-19 Task Force, announced that seven deaths have been recorded recently due to COVID-19.
During a press conference in Benin on the spread of the virus, Dr. Ebomwoyi said 228 new cases have been recorded.
“So far, all deaths have been caused by unvaccinated individuals. They may have survived if they had been vaccinated.
“We have collected 1,1426 samples in this third wave, of which 228 are positive, 19 recoveries, and seven deaths representing 15. “Nine percent.”
Out of the four treatment centers in the state – Stella Obasanjo Hospital, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Irrua Specialist Hospital, Auchi General Hospital – one (UBTH) is on strike.
In an effort to reduce the risk of community transmission, the COVID-19 team leader urged people to wear facemasks, wash their hands, and use sanitizer.
AstraZeneca and Modena vaccines are available to residents. “The government took these measures to ensure the safety of the people,” he said.
To prevent more deaths, he called on the people to make themselves available for vaccination.