The Edo State Government has announced 4 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 29.
Recall that yesterday April 27, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said there are 25 cases of Coronavirus in the South-South state.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia who spoke to journalists on Tuesday April 28, said a total of 254 suspected cases have been tested as of April 27.
He also disclosed that the state has recorded three deaths since the outbreak of the deadly disease. There is a total of 18 active cases in the state.
“And in all of these, we have a total of 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 194 of these suspected cases has been confirmed negative.
“We have a case fatality rate of 10.3 per cent of the 29 confirmed cases we have with three deaths.
“So far, we have discharged eight persons. The total active cases that are currently under treatment in Edo is 18 and these are distributed as follows.
“We have nine of these cases in Stella Obasanjo Hospital, three in University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
“While three are also receiving treatment in Irrua Specialist Teaching hospital, all our active cases are stable and they are responding to treatment.
“We want to also let you know that about 31 samples have been sent and results are still pending.”