In lieu of their fight against the deadly virus, Ekiti State has announced that it has recorded a total of seventy-four new cases of COVID-19 in the state.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Dr Oyebanji Filani who is the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, had also come out to explain that some of the new cases were recorded after the Eld- EL- Kabir celebration.
The health commissioner had also noted that there was a significant decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and low occupancy in the isolation centres before the Eid El-Kabir celebrations which occurred early this month.
He appealed to all residents of the state to adhere strictly to the government’s public health and social measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Filani had also noted that the following measures should be observed to mitigate the spread of the virus, wearing of facemasks in public gatherings, maintaining hand hygiene through proper handwashing or use of alcohol-based hand rub, social or physical distancing. Others are reporting at the nearest health facility when sick, getting tested and isolated if positive and adhering to COVID-19 measures by banks and other institutions.
He said vaccination remains the most effective means of curbing the pandemic and encouraged all residents of the state to get vaccinated.
Dr Filani confirmed that a total of 384,730 persons were fully vaccinated in the state.
He explained that the state government had trained and deployed over 80 mobile vaccination teams and 177 health facility-based teams across all LGAs in the state. He also encouraged citizens to visit the vaccination post to get their complete COVID-19 jabs.