Unvaccinated pregnant woman and
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) patient have lost their life battle to Covid-19 disease in Edo State.
The deaths were among the 16 Coronavirus-related deaths recorded in the last 72 hours in State.
The State team lead on COVID-19 Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie disclosed this on Monday during an update of the pandemic.
He said “28 weeks pregnant woman, who was 33-year-old, was brought late for treatment and died within three hours of presentation at the hospital”.
She passed at the Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin City while the HIV patient died at undisclosed medical facility.
“In the case of the pregnant woman, she died within three hours of presentation. The deceased woman was 21 weeks pregnant and had elevated blood pressure”, he stated.
Whilst appealing to residents to present themselves for anti-COVID-19 vaccination, Osagie lamented that medical records showed that the 16 individuals who died over the weekend were yet to take their doses of the vaccines.
He however stated that 103 persons have recovered from the virus since the second wave of the pandemic begun in July 2021.
Continuing, Osagie who disclosed that “102,153 individuals have taken at least one dose of coronavirus vaccines” warned that the State government may place embargo on large gathering if the surge in COVID-19 continue.
The Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa said a total of 507 samples and 79 cases of Covid-19 have recorded along with 104 recoveries in the last 72 hours while the test positivity is 14.7 percent”
He explained that they have vaccinated 57, 236 persons in the third wave, adding that a total of 102,153 people have had at least a dose of the vaccines since inoculation against the virus commenced in the state.
He maintained that the state would soon deny unvaccinated persons access to certain places to save the people.
Recall that the State Government, at the weekend, received additional 40,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines to further strengthen the government’s efforts at protecting more citizens against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Executive Secretary of Edo State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr. Julie Erhabor, disclosed this to journalists at the Benin Airport, when she lead the state’s COVID-19 team to receive the vaccines from the federal government.