The COVID-19 pandemic has killed three persons and infected 24 health workers in Ebonyi. The new deaths bring to five the casualty figure in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, who made the announcement yesterday in Abakaliki, said of the latest bereavements, one of them was a retired permanent secretary from the central senatorial district of the state.

He regretted that the confirmed cases had increased to 503, while 357 of the patients had been discharged. The commissioner added that 3,369 samples had been tested.

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