The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, said on Tuesday the COVID-19 death toll in the state had hit 100.
The commissioner disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the COVID-19 situation in the state.
He expressed concern over the increasing community spread of the virus in the state and urged people of the state to comply strictly with COVID-19 precautions.
Okundia added that the state had recorded 2,398 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
He said: “Edo has continued to record a steady increase in the death rate from the virus, with the toll rising to 100.
“This is of serious concern to the state government because many of these deaths could have been prevented, if citizens adhered to COVID-19 prevention regulations amidst the electioneering ahead of the September 19 governorship poll.
“It is important that we all exercise caution and observe the regulatory guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19 to remain safe and healthy.
“We urge political parties and their supporters to ensure that their rallies are carried out in strict compliance with COVID-19 directives issued by the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for public gatherings.