Akwa Ibom State has reported a second Covid-19 related death and three new cases, the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has disclosed.
He told journalists on Thursday in Uyo during an update on Covid-19 in the State that the new death brought to two, the total number of Akwa Ibom people who have lost their lives to Covid-19.
He disclosed that the state now had six active cases, stressing that the three new cases recorded were as a result of the ongoing contact tracing in the state.
He used the briefing to express the determination of the government to provide excellent medical care, and urged Akwa Ibom people to continue to follow all necessary precautionary measures on COVID-19.
He emphasized that restriction of movement was still in force, stressing that the ban on interstate transport services had not been lifted.
According to him, “On the last laboratory test we conducted on 44 suspected cases, three persons were confirmed positive, while we lost one. The patient we lost was a 68 year old woman who was transferred to the centre, totally unconscious. With multiple serious long outstanding co-morbidity.
“And I want to use this opportunity to appeal to doctors, whether it is COVID-19 or not, once the illness is beyond what your experience and facility can carry, seek the help of your colleagues.”
He added: “We will not accept cases of dumping any longer. A situation where you bring a patient with total unconsciousness, and few hours later, the person would just give up the ghost; we won’t accept that any longer”.
Gov. Emmanuel noted that the state had recorded remarkable successes in terms of treatment of minor symptoms, saying “Our recovery rate is remarkable. Only God can help the entire world.”