The Enugu State Government has announced 56 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 258.

The states Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Obi stated that the ministry confirmed the 56 new cases in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He noted that the number of COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment was 202, while 50 had been discharged.

The number of cases on treatment is 202, a number of cases discharged 50 and number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths is six, he said.

He, however, added that the total number of healthcare workers infected stood at 72.

The commissioner called on the public to be responsible, adding that COVID-19 was real.