The Anambra State government has confirmed 32 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and nine deaths in the state.
Governor Willie Obiano made the announcement in a special broadcast to residents on Wednesday at the Governor’s Lodge, in Awka, the state capital.
He explained that the new cases were discovered as a result of the increased testing campaign across the state.
The governor disclosed that out of 302 samples sent for testing, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released the results of 230 people with 53 of them confirmed positive.
He noted that 13 patients have been discharged and seven cases were receiving treatment at one of the state’s Protective Care Centres, with nine persons dead.
Governor Obiano, however, reassured the people of Anambra not to panic, saying the government was on top of the situation.