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Health News of Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Edo vaccinates 102,153, pregnant woman, 14 others die of coronavirus

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A 33-year-old pregnant woman, an HIV-positive person and 14 others have died from COVID-19 complications in the last 72 hours in Edo State.

The Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, disclosed this on Monday during a briefing in Benin.

He said, “The pregnant woman was 28 weeks gone; she was brought late for treatment and died within three hours of presentation at the hospital. Another who had retroviral issues due to HIV also died.

“We collected 507 samples, recorded 79 cases, 15 deaths, including a HIV positive person and 104 recoveries in the last 72 hours, while the test positivity is 14.7 percent.”

He explained that the state had vaccinated 57,236 persons in the third wave, adding that a total of 102,153 people had at least a dose of the vaccines since inoculation against the virus commenced in the state.