Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, on Friday, listed Local Government Areas, LGA, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
He also confirmed that a total of 1,203 confirmed cases have been recorded and over 6,371 residents tested.
Okundia said the affected Local Government Areas, LGAs included: Oredo (391), Esan West (117), Egor (223), Ovia North East (86), Ikpoba-Okha (160), Uhunmwode (14), Etsako Central (2) and Esan South East (7).
Others included Akoko-Edo (1), Esan Central (107), Ovia South West (19), Owan East (1), Esan North East (43), Etsako West (20),Etsako East (9),Orhionmwon (2),Owan West (1).
The Commissioner assured residents that the government would do everything possible to protect them.
“While the state government intensifies efforts to protect Edo people from this deadly disease, we urge all citizens to stay at home and observe all precautionary measures against the spread of the infectious disease.”