Professor Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi: confirms 66 new COVID-19 cases in Enugu

By Maureen Ojinaka

The Enugu State Government has confirmed  66 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the state caseload  to 327.

The  Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday in Enugu.

Obi said that the ministry confirmed the 66 new cases in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He said the number of confirmed cases undergoing treatment  is 192, while 126 had been discharged.

“The number of cases on treatment is 192, number of cases discharged is 126 and number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths is nine,’’ he said.

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Obi called on the public to always observe all the precautionary measures set out by the NCDC so as to stay safe from the pandemic.

The commissioner urged everyone to be responsible, adding that COVID-19 was real.