Enugu State Ministry of Health has confirmed 56 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection in the state, bringing the total to 258 cases.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, in a statement, said that the cases were confirmed in the new test laboratory in the state.
He said that out of the total cases of 258, 202 cases are currently on treatment while 50 have been discharged and six deaths recorded.
The statement urges residents to observe the COVID-19 precautionary measures -“Stay home when it is not absolutely necessary to go out. Wear a facemask/covering whenever you must go out. Keep a safe distance from other people at all times, which is social/physical distancing and avoid crowded places.
“Practise good respiratory hygiene when coughing or sneezing. Clean surfaces around you regularly with a solution of one part bleach and 99 parts of water (e.g. 1 ml of bleach into 99 ml of water, mixed)
“Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible. And when facilities for handwashing are unavailable, sanitise your hands as often as possible using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
“If despite your efforts, however, you develop symptoms or know anyone who may have developed symptoms, please call the following numbers; 08182555550 or 09022333833 or the NCDC number 080097000010.