Enugu State government on Friday confirmed seven new COVID-19 seven cases in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Obi, disclosed this in a statement issued by the ministry in Enugu.
He said: “As it stands, the state’s total confirmed case stood at 976, while the death toll was 19.
“Out of the 976 total confirmed cases, 307 are still undergoing treatment at different isolation centres in the state.”
The commissioner added that 650 patients were discharged after two post-treatment tests.
Obi, therefore, urged the people of the state to stay at home when it is not absolutely necessary for them to go out.
He added: “Wear a face mask whenever you must go out and keep a safe distance from other people at all times.
“Avoid crowded places, practice good respiratory hygiene when coughing or sneezing.
“Clean surfaces around you regularly with clean water and wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible.
“Where facilities for handwashing are unavailable, sanitise your hands as often as possible, using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.”