- The NCDC has given an update of the coronavirus pandemic in Oyo state
- The national health agency announced that eight persons tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, May 6
- However, the state government revealed that two persons fully recovered from the disease and were discharged
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the night of Wednesday, May 6, Oyo state government has eight new coronavirus pandemic cases.
In its report, the NCDC revealed that with the new development, the cases of the virus in the state is now 52, The News Agency (NAN) reports.
On the positive side, the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday announced that the government has discharged two COVID-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Centre (IDC) at Ibadan after receiving their second negative test results.
Governor Makinde further stated this good news brought the number of discharged cases in the state to 13.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Oyo state government on Saturday, April 11, recorded another victory over the global pandemic called coronavirus as it discharged one of the patients who earlier tested positive for the disease.
According to the state's coronavirus task force in Ibadan, this development brings the number of discharged patients in Oyo to six.
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The task force also revealed that one confirmed case requested a transfer to Lagos, making the number of active cases in the state four. Oyo state also discharged three coronavirus patients who had been healed of their sickness.
This was confirmed by Makinde, on Friday, April 10. Governor Makinde said the patients were discharged after they received their second negative coronavirus test results from the NCDC.
According to the governor, "this brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to five. So, there are currently six active cases".
The governor also maintained that the partial lockdown that he had imposed on the state remains intact.
The governor also maintained that the partial lockdown that he had imposed on the state remains intact. "All previously announced measures to prevent, contain and control the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State, remain in place,'' Governor Seyi Makinde said.
"Also, interstate transportation into and out of the state remains suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmace*tical and petroleum products," Governor Makinde said.
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