Not less than 476 health workers got infected with COVID-19 since the first case was recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was revealed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Anthony Ogunleye on Tuesday.
Ogunleye also noted that four doctors out of the 476 personnel succumbed to the virus, the latest being a female doctor.
Part of the statement reads: “Since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the FCT, a total of 476 health workers inclusive of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff, drivers and other auxiliary personnel have been infected by the virus.
“Of these figures, a total of 4 doctors have succumbed to the disease, the latest, a female doctor from Gwarimpa hospital passed on over the course of the week. There has not been any other recorded fatality of health personnel over the last one week.
He advised residents of the FCT to observe all health and safety protocols to contain the spread of the virus by observing physical distancing, frequent hand washing and facial coverings.