COVID-19 kills nurse, one other in Edo

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The Edo State Government, on Friday, confirmed the death of a 56-year-old male nurse in Auchi General Hospital and one other person of COVID-19.

Ebomwonyi Osagie, Head of the state’s Coronavirus Case Management, said the deceased were not vaccinated.

Osagie said four patients were discharged within the last 24 hours.

He said the state now has a total of 925 confirmed cases, 646 active cases and it has recorded 35 deaths.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Osamwonyi Irowa, said the state had not recorded any death from the vaccination exercise as being rumoured.

He said that the state government was determined to save the lives of its citizens from Coronavirus-related deaths.

Irowa, expressed sadness over the death of the health worker and noted that the state government will do everything possible to protect the people and prevent them from dying.

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