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JUST IN: After 3 Initial Cases, Another Oyo EXCO Member Tests Positive For COVID-19


A cabinet member in Oyo State has tested positive for COVID-19, as the state records 76 new cases.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State made this known via a Facebook post on Friday, June 26.

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Oyo State has confirmed that 169 cases of COVID-19 have tested negative twice and have now been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.

According to him the state has also witnessed 76 new positive cases.

“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.”

Governor Makinde added that “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 10.”

The governor advised residents to “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 sanitiser, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.”

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