Rivers covid-19 cases jump to 39, after 16 new infections

Rivers State on Wednesday recorded 16 new cases of coronavirus, leaving the state with 32 active cases.

Governor Nyesom Wike stated this during a broadcast on Wednesday.

He said “Time and time again, we have said that the lockdown is a necessary measure, universally applied, to mitigate community transmission of the covid-19 pandemic.

” Our own situation is not and can’t be different. Covid-19 is not only here with us; it is increasing in number of infections as we recorded 16 new cases for today, the highest since the index case, which goes to confirm not only my personal apprehension for our State and the need to be d tough in our mitigation strategies.

“And so, there is no room for politics in this matter. We must discharge our abiding duty to use the primary weapons at our disposal to combat this virus and contain its spread, lest we regret the consequences of our inactivity and indiscretions”

With new infections, Rivers now has the second confirmed infections in the Niger Delta with 39 cases only second to Edo with 88 cases.

Of the 39 cases, 4 have been discharged while 3 have died.