Bayelsa has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 282.
Dr Jones Stowe, the state Director of Public Health and member of COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement in Yenagoa, said the state also recorded one additional COVID-19 related death.
Stowe explained that the new case brought the total number of COVID deaths in the state to 17.
“On the total number of confirmed infections, we have 282 but right now, we have 124 active cases in our isolation centres at Niger-Delta University Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa.
“On Wednesday, we recorded 13 new confirmed infections, one new fatality, total deaths now, 17. Four new persons were also discharged, making 141 discharged cases so far in the state.
“All the positive cases are being reached and counselled for evacuation to our isolation facilities.
“All their contacts are being line listed and adequately followed up including necessary environmental decontamination.
“Samples have and are still being collected from their high -risk contacts while they have all been counselled on self-quarantine. Risk communication and community engagement are ongoing.
“We should always adhere strictly to the recommended public health advisories to reduce the transmission of COVID- 19.
“Maintain regular washing of hand with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Use your facemask, avoid hand shake and crowd,” Stowe said.
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