Oyo State Government has announced the discharge of nine more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have after recovering from a successful treatment.
The state governor, Seyi Makinde, confirmed this in a series of posts via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He noted that the recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged after they received their second negative test results, bringing the total number of recovered persons in Oyo to 290.
Governor Makinde, however, announced that the results of 76 COVID-19 confirmation tests for 76 suspected cases came back positive. The cases were reported from 14 local government areas of the state, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 988.
…Ibadan North West (2), Akinyele (2), Ona Ara (1) and Afijio (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 988.
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) June 23, 2020
Also the Government of Benue disclosed in a Tuesday report that the state has recorded its first death from the coronavirus disease (COVID 19).
This is even as the confirmed cases have risen to 47 from the initial figure of 39 at the weekend. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Sunday Ongbabo disclosed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.
Although he could not categorically confirm the cause of death, the Commissioner said the victim was being managed by the state government. According to him, the patient had other health complications arising from a surgery he had, adding that a post-mortem test conducted on the corpse came back positive for COVID 19.
Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths and 452 fresh cases in the country late Tuesday June 23.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the report on its official Twitter page where they confirmed that the new cases were discovered in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Giving a breakdown of the figures, Lagos leads other states with 209 cases, followed by Oyo with 67 cases and Delta with 37 cases. Similarly, Ogun recorded 36 cases, Abia (20), Enugu (16), Bauchi (15). Meanwhile, Kaduna and Ondo recorded 8 cases respectively, Osun (7) with Benue and Imo each recording (3) cases.
While the FCT has 22 cases, Borno, however, has the least figure with just 1 case. This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 21,371 with the number of discharged patients to 7, 338.
452 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
533 deaths pic.twitter.com/ZcRAlVR4ro
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 23, 2020
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