*COVID-19 3rd wave: One more unvaccinated person dies in Edo, as death toll hits 12

Edo is recording an increase in the number of deaths of persons who have not been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines, as the state recorded another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 12.

The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

The Incident Manager, who reiterated the need for all residents to get vaccinated against the deadly virus, urged Edo citizens to leverage the opportunity of the second phase vaccination to get full protection against the COVID-19 virus.

According to him, “Edo State, in the last 24 hours, recorded one more COVID-19-related death and 61 new confirmed cases, with a case positivity rate of 15.1 percent.

“The death recorded is that of a 76-year-old unvaccinated male at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital. The death brings the total number of fatalities recorded in the third wave of the pandemic to 12.”

Stating the need for all residents to get vaccinated, Obi said: “All persons who have died from the virus in the third wave were unvaccinated, while over 96 percent of confirmed cases are those who were never vaccinated. This necessitates the need for everyone to get inoculated in order to remain healthy and alive.

“We urge all citizens to leverage the opportunity of the ongoing second phase vaccination exercise and present themselves at the nearest vaccination centre within their communities to get vaccinated, as it is the safest way to defeat this common enemy of mankind.”

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