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Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government and Chairman of the COVID-19 Management Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, has received quality and positive reports on the fight against corona virus pandemic from the State Commissioner for Health, Prof Augustine Umoh.


#IbomTelegraph confirmed this through a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong, in Uyo on Thursday.


According to the statement, summary of relevant facts in the report is “Testing: The total number of tests conducted is 1521 (as at 12/08/2020). The records of the most recent tests conducted are: On 6-8-2020, 139 samples taken, 13 new cases and 21 patients discharged. On 8-8-2020, 45 samples taken, 1 new case and 26 patients discharged. On 12-8-2020, 118 samples taken, 6 new cases and 10 patients discharged. Total confirmed cases 26 (as at 12-08-2020).”



“Case Management: As of 12th August, 2020, all the active cases are currently on mandatory isolation and treatment. The patients are all stable and in high spirits. Contact Tracing: contact tracing is on going for those identified to have had close contact with patients who have tested positive. Future Actions: Continuous close observation of the patients by a team of specialized medical experts; Intensified efforts on contact tracing and collection of samples, using standard medical procedures, and intensified awareness and publicity to the general public on measures of preventing the spread of Covid-19 Virus.”


“The Committee appreciates the huge support they have received from His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, who has not only availed the committee of requisite resources for the fight against the pandemic, but has been physically involved in every step of the battle,” the statement stated.

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