The Enugu State Ministry of Health has confirmed that about 72 health care workers in the state have tested positive to COVID-19.
The state Commissioner for health, identified as Dr Ikechukwu Obi, made this known in a statement released on Friday, June 26. According to Ikechukwu Obi, he said the 72 health care workers who were infected were among a total of 202 that have tested positive in Enugu so far.
The Enugu commissioner for health also confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the state as announced on Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to him, the total laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Enugu are 202 with 154 cases on treatment while 43 cases discharged.
Obi further revealed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths, in the state stands at 5.
He warned the residents to live according to the NCDC protocol as COVID-19 is real.
Sometime this week, Smnaija.ng earlier reported that 13 Imo State lawmakers in the house of assembly tested positive to Coronavirus.
The new cases of the novel Coronavirus were confirmed just six days after a lawmaker, whose identity was not revealed, tested positive for the virus in the state.
Professor Maurice Iwu, identified as the chairman of the Imo State Covid-19 task force, had earlier revealed on Tuesday, June 16, that a member of the house of assembly tested positive.
Professor Maurice Iwu further stressed that the infected lawmaker has been placed on isolation with his wife, while tests have been directed to be conducted on all the state lawmakers.