Oyo State Records Three New Cases of COVID-19


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The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has confirmed that 3 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the state.


The governor who disclosed this on his official Twitter handle, stated that the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State are 21, with 9 cases still active.


10 cases have recovered and discharged, 1 case of fatality while 1 case was transferred to Lagos on the patient’s request.


Makinde said:


“The COVID-19 confirmation test for three suspected cases from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, came back positive, today. So, there are currently nine active cases in Oyo State.


“A total of 610 samples had been collected so far in Oyo State. 453 of these samples were collected at the COVID-19 drive-through/walk-through testing centre at Adamasingba Stadium.


“Testing is still ongoing at the centre. We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre for the ongoing drive-through/walk-through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;


“People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; people who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts; people with respiratory symptoms and; healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.


“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, regularly.


“Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of 10 persons.”are to effectively and satisfactorily respond to the COVID-19 crisis, curb the spread of the disease and save lives of Nigerians within your state.”


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