SENIOR Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Health Monitoring and Member, Delta State COVID-19 Team, Dr. Michael Nwoko has said Delta has recorded a lot of successes in the fight against COVID-19.
Speaking at the Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, Radio Program, “Frank Talk’ on Tuesday, anchored by Comrade Edward Akpati Ogwude, Dr. Nwoko said, “as regards COVID-19, it is all looking good in Delta State, we are beginning to record huge success, when it comes to the fight against the COVID-19.
“As at today, we have a total of 1, 473 confirmed cases, 93 active cases, 1,338 discharged cases and 42 deaths; as at 21st of July, we had a total of 759 active cases on admission, but today, the number have drastically reduced to 93 cases which shows a difference of 666 cases within a week.
“This data is an indication that the state has recorded tremendous success in the fight against COVID-19 and this is due to the strategic approach of our Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and the unrelenting efforts of the COVID-19 team in the State.
“Suffice to say that contact surveillance which is carried out to identify persons of interest have being very effective in the State.
“Testing capacity has also increased while management of infected persons have improved remarkably.
“Of particular interest has been that we have continued to sustain 99 percent success rate in contact tracing which is germane to curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
“At this time, I like to seize this opportunity to thank the governor for his outstanding leadership in this challenging time in our history.
“I am not surprised for this dramatic turn around because the Governor of Delta State is a Medical Doctor who understands the nature of the public health crisis we are dealing with and did not hesitate to swing into action as early as possible.
“I also want to thank the frontline health workers, those involved in contact tracing and management as well as the entire COVID-19 team in the state for their unrelenting efforts which has lend credence to the successes recorded thus far; let me also congratulate all residents of the state for this achievement.
“However, the success recorded today does not mean that the pandemic is over; there is need to sustain our efforts and continually drum up advocacy and sensitization on the need for the people to comply with preventive protocols until we completely defeat the pandemic.
By Iroroh Frank