(Midnight July 29, 2020)
*New laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – (28th July – 28, 29th July – 21 Total = 49)
*Total laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – 790
*Number of COVID-19 cases on treatment – 347
*Number of COVID-19 cases discharged – 425
*Number of Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 related deaths – 18
*COVID-19 is real!
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
Practice good respiratory hygiene (when coughing or sneezing)
Clean surfaces around you regularly with a solution of 1 part bleach and 99 parts of water (e.g. 1ml 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, sanitize your hands as often as possible using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
When You do these, you protect me, and when I do these, I protect you.
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
Someone will speak with you and get your details.
Enugu State Government has also rolled out an assessment platform for the public to self-assess themselves individually for coronavirus.
The new application, known as, “Enugu State COVID-19 Assessment Platform,” is not diagnostic; rather it is meant to determine your risk of exposure to the disease.
For individuals who do not have access to the Internet or a smartphone, there is a telephone line and a USSD code which can be used.
The telephone line also has options for English, Pidgin and Igbo Languages.
The internet link is https://enugu-covid19.eclathealthcare.com
Telephone: 01 440 0037
USSD code: 72319*12#
Responses are monitored on a dashboard at the State Ministry of Health and will be promptly followed up by the State Emergency Operation Centre.
We are urging the public to take advantage of the assessment platform.
Enugu State is the hands of God!
Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obu
Commissioner for Health, Enugu State.