Odahiekwu Ogunde, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Task Force on Covid-19 says the state recorded another six deaths and 42 fresh confirmed cases of Covid-19 in three days.
The task force, however, said one person had been discharged within the period after full recovery.
Deputy-Chairman of the Covid-19 Task Force, Dr Inodu Akpoku, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday.
He said the new cases brought to 128 the number of confirmed cases recorded in the state, with a total of nine deaths, with 90 cases still active.
Akpoku said, “Yesterday, June 19, 2020, 17 new confirmed cases were announced for the state. On 17th June, 2020, 25 confirmed cases were also recorded bringing the total confirmed cases for Bayelsa State to 128.
“While we had one patient discharged from our treatment centre at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, we have unfortunately recorded six new deaths bringing the total deaths to nine.
“We currently have 90 active cases of Covid-19. It is important to adhere to recommended public health advisories to reduce the spread of the disease.”
He, therefore, urged residents of the state to wear facemasks, wash hands regularly and take responsibility to stay safe.