72 Health workers test positive for Coronavirus in Enugu, Nigeria

The Enugu State Ministry of Health in Nigeria has said that 72 health care workers in the state have tested positive to COVID-19. This comes as there is global concern about the apparent lack of significant testing facilities in Africa’s most populous Nation.

The state Commissioner for health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, disclosed this in a statement released today June 26. He said the 72 infected health workers were among a total of 202 that have tested positive in Enugu.

Obi 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.

The Commissioner also disclosed 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.