The Enugu State government says 115 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded in the past two days, bringing the total number in the state to 675.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Enugu, the Commissioner for Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi said the 115 cases were recorded on July 17 and 18 and have been reflected in the update given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Obi explained that while 35 were confirmed on July 17, the remaining 80 were confirmed on July 18.
According to him, the number of confirmed patients undergoing COVID-19 treatment as 298, adding that 360 had been discharged after two post-treatment tests, which came out as negative, while 17 were confirmed dead.
The commissioner urged members of the public to adhere strictly to all the NCDC precautionary measures, saying “COVID-19 is real.” He urged the residents of the state to call 08182555550, 09022333833 or the NCDC number 080097000010, if they noticed any COVID-19 related symptom or knew anyone who might have developed the symptoms.