The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia has solicited the support of all residents in curtailing the spread of coronavirus, just as he disclosed that the state has recorded steady progression in number of suspected cases due to poor compliance with the sit-at-home order, social distancing directive, and other guidelines by the government to contain the infectious disease.
Speaking to journalists in Benin City, on Wednesday, 15th April, Okundia said Edo Ministry of Health was tracking a total of 96 suspected cases, spread across 12 local government areas of the state.
He explained that while Oredo LGA has 36 suspected cases, Esan West, Egor, Esan Central and Ikpoba-Okha have 18, 8, 11 and 6 cases respectively. Others are Esan North East, 5; Etsako West, 3; Ovia North East, 5; Owan West, 1; Orhionmwon, 1; Etsako East, 1 and Uhunmwode, 1.
Dr. Patrick Okundia assured that contact tracing and line-listing were on-going in all affected local government councils in the state.