COVID-19 3rd wave: Edo urges vaccination as mortalities reach 71, infections climb to 1,423; confirms death of one more unvaccinated person
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COVID-19 3rd wave: Edo urges vaccination as mortalities reach 71, infections climb to 1,423; confirms death of one more unvaccinated person



The Edo State Government has urged residents to come out to get vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus in order to remain safe and healthy, noting that infections and mortalities have continued to rise in the wake of the third wave of the pandemic in the state. 

Head of the State's COVID-19 Case Management, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, gave the charge while addressing journalists during the daily briefing on COVID-19, at the Government House in Benin City. 

He said the state recorded one more death of an unvaccinated person, with seven new COVID-19 cases, urging residents to get vaccinated in order to stay protected against the virus. 

Osagie restated that over 98 percent of persons who have died from the virus in the third wave of the pandemic in the state were unvaccinated, while over 96 percent of confirmed cases are those who were never vaccinated. 

According to him, “Edo State, in the last 24 hours, recorded one more death of an unvaccinated person, seven new COVID-19 cases, 11 recoveries, with 720 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation facilities in the state. 

“The casualty; a 68-year-old unvaccinated male, was reported from Stella Obasanjo Hospital.  The new death figure has raised the total number of mortalities recorded in the third wave of the pandemic in the state to 71, while confirmed cases have reached 1,423.” 

On his part, Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, commended Edo people for supporting the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic. 

While applauding their turnout for the ongoing massive vaccination exercise in the state, Irowa urged citizens who are yet to be inoculated to come out to get vaccinated in order to get protection against the virus.

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