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COVID-19: One Dead As Oyo Discharges 169

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Oyo State has recorded seventy-six new cases of COVID-19.

This was announced by Governor Seyi Makinde on his official Facebook page on Saturday.

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He also announced that 169 COVID-19 patients, who tested negative, had been discharged.

However, the state also recorded another COVID-19 related death which brings the total number of people who have died from the novel virus in the state to ten.

Speaking on the result of members of the state’s Executive Council, the Governor revealed that another member of his cabinet has tested positive for the virus.

The statement from the governor reads, “169 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.

“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for seventy-six suspected cases came back POSITIVE. The cases are from Ibadan Southwest (35), Oluyole (12), Ibadan North (12), Egbeda (4), Ibadan North West (3), Lagelu (2), Ibadan South East (2), Ibadan North East (2), Akinyele (1), Saki West (1), Ona Ara (1) and Ido (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1264.

“Of the two inconclusive results for members of the Oyo State Executive Council, one retest came back positive.

“Sadly, we had one COVID-19 related death. So, the number of deaths in Oyo State is ten.

“Please keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that we slow down the spread of coronavirus in our state. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.”

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