Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the discharge of 169 more COVID-19 patients while revealing that another member of the State Executive Council tested positive for the virus.
Earlier this week, we reported that three members of the state cabinet including the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Seun Fakorede, who made his status public yesterday.
But Governor Seyi Makinde, while announcing that the state discharged 169 patients on Friday night, said another state exco tested positive for the virus.
The governor said the new recoveries brought the total number of discharged patients to 508 while 1264 total infections have reported in the state.
Makinde tweeted, “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 SW (35), Oluyole (12), Ibadan N (12), Egbeda (4), Ibadan NW (3), Lagelu (2), Ibadan SE (2), Ibadan NE (2), Akinyele (1), Saki W (1), Ona Ara (1) & Ido (1) LGAs.
“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, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.”
OYO STATE COVID-19 TASK FORCE UPDATE (June 26, 2020)
1. 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. pic.twitter.com/EulQWbLyK2
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) June 26, 2020
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