UYO – Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Augustine Umoh has confirmed 14 new cases of Corona Virus disease in the State.

Umoh, broke the news while chatting with newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.

He said 14 persons have so far been affected by the disease in the resurgence of the pandemic in Akwa.

Umoh, advised the residents of the state to continue observing the preventive protocols and guidelines to fight the scourge. 

The 14 patients patients according to Prof. Umoh are quarantined in their houses, while contact tracing of the affected households are being traced.


” As I speak, the 14 cases under our care, are on home isolation and monitoring .

“This is something we have brought to the notice of all residents in the State for them to know. 

“We are not surprised but, what is important now is for us to get down to the former tempo that assisted us to reduce the number of patients. “

He said the Ministry of Health has commenced another round of public enlightenment to create awareness as the mode of transmission of the disease has not changed . 

” The disease  is still transmitted through personal contact , nasal passage , air etc. 

He disclosed that the state Ministry of Health has made adequate preparations to handle the pandemic and urged residents to fortify themselves while the state has prepared laboratories for testing as well as hospitals before the disease escalates. 

” The facilities are ready, medicaments are in place while contact tracing mechanism has been reactivated.

The laboratories testing have helped us to know those who are positive for isolation.

“What we are doing now is public enlightenment to make sure that people come to terms with the fact that this is what is happening in Akwa Ibom state ” he said.

He said the state government has acknowledged the pandemic during the last state Executive Meeting and working seriously to overcome it.

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