COVID-19: Enugu again

Despite the stringent measures put in place in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus infection, a report from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) dated 19th April, 2020 stated that Enugu State recorded one (1) new case of the disease in the State.

The report furthered that Enugu State current has 16 total Confirmed cases of COVID-19, 10 active cases, 6 recoveries and zero death while the National figure has surged up to 6,401 total Confirmed cases, 4,475 active cases, 1,734 recoveries and 192 deaths.

The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, in a statement yesterday described it as unfortunate the increasing number of confirmed cases in the State noting that it is as result of individuals who deliberately disobey the lock down and interstate transportation restriction order as stated by the Federal and State Government.

Prof Obj encouraged the good people of Enugu State to continue to comply with the directives of the Federal and Enugu State Government on containment of the spread of COVID-19 as well as the precautionary measures in the public health advisory of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Center for Disease Control and the Enugu State Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, the South Eastern States have recently witnessed increasing number of Confirmed cases of the disease, though the lowest in the federation.

Ebonyi State yesterday (19th May) recorded 4 new cases alongside Enugu which recorded 1 new case of the disease. While Enugu on 18th May recorded 3 new confirmed cases, Abia had on 17th May recorded 3 new cases, and Anambra, 3 new cases on the 16th of May, 2020.

Further breakdown indicates that Enugu has the highest number of Confirmed cases of 16, 10 Active cases and 6 recoveries while Ebonyi follows with 13 Confirmed cases, 12 active cases and 1 recovery.

Imo State had 7 Confirmed cases but has had all the 7 cases discharged upon recovery while Abia and Anambra shoulder up at 5 Confirmed cases, 4 recovery and 1 discharge.

Fortunately, no State of the South Eastern region has recorded any fatality as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic which has been ravaging the world since January 2020.

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