Edo records four new deaths from COVID-19, tasks residents on vaccination


Edo State Government, yesterday, said the state has recorded four new deaths, saying three of the fatalities were unvaccinated, while one partially vaccinated.

Case Management Lead of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Osagie Ebonmwonyi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the Task Force, chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Ebonmwonyi urged residents to embrace COVID-19 vaccination to reduce the number of infections and deaths in the state, adding that deaths arising from the pandemic were mostly preventable if people get vaccinated and obey the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines and safety protocols.

He said the state government had intensified the vaccination of citizens in the 18 councils with the provision of mobile medical teams, who move around to ensure vaccination of all.

He urged all residents to be vaccinated to keep safe and healthy, noting that more unvaccinated persons continue to die from the virus.

“In the past 24 hours, Edo State has witnessed four new deaths, three new recoveries and detected 14 new cases. Three of the four deaths were unvaccinated, while one was partially vaccinated.

“Deaths from COVID-19 are mostly preventable if we get vaccinated. We have a lot of mobile teams who move around to ensure vaccination of all Edo people,” he said.

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