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COVID third wave: Edo expresses concern over unvaccinated persons as death toll hits 12

COVID third wave: Edo expresses concern over unvaccinated persons as death toll hits 12
August 31
22:01 2021

Andrew Obi, Edo COVID-19 incident manager, says 12 deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the third wave of the pandemic in the state.

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Obi disclosed this on Tuesday after the virtual meeting of the COVID-19 task force, chaired by Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor.

The incident manager said patients who have died as a result of COVID-19 in the third wave of the pandemic were not vaccinated against the virus.

He asked residents in the state to get vaccinated in order to be protected.

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“Edo state, in the last 24 hours, recorded one more COVID-19-related death and 61 new confirmed cases, with a case positivity rate of 15.1 percent,” Obi said.

“The death recorded is that of a 76-year-old unvaccinated male at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital. The death brings the total number of fatalities recorded in the third wave of the pandemic to 12.

“All persons who have died from the virus in the third wave were unvaccinated, while over 96 percent of confirmed cases are those who were never vaccinated.

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“This necessitates the need for everyone to get inoculated in order to remain healthy and alive.

“We urge all citizens to leverage the opportunity of the ongoing second phase vaccination exercise and present themselves at the nearest vaccination centre within their communities to get vaccinated, as it is the safest way to defeat this common enemy of mankind.”

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