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COVID-19: Infection rate in Enugu hits 976

The Enugu State Government has confirmed a total of 976 cases of COVID-19, with seven new confirmed ones, as total deaths remained 19.

This was disclosed in a statement today by the Enugu State Ministry of Health, signed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi.

The statement noted that “as it stands, the State’s total confirmed cases stood at 976, while death toll remained 19.

“Out of the 976 total confirmed cases, 307 are still undergoing treatment at different isolation centres in the state,” the commissioner said, adding that 650 patients were discharged after two post-treatment tests, which came out negative.

Obi, therefore, urged the citizens to stay at home when it is not absolutely necessary for them to go out.

He said: “Wear a face mask whenever you must go out and keep a safe distance from other people at all times.

“Avoid crowded places, practice good respiratory hygiene when coughing or sneezing.

“Clean surfaces around you regularly with clean water and wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible.

“Where facilities for hand-washing are unavailable, sanitise your hands as often as possible, using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.”

He said obeying health expert protocols would ensure self- protection and that of others.

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