Coronavirus: Oyo records 11 new cases, 18 patients discharged

Coronavirus: Oyo records 11 new cases, 18 patients discharged

- Oyo state has discharged another 18 Covid-19 patients after their second test result came out negative

- But the state recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total confirmed cases to 118

- Governor Makinde urged people with established contact with confirmed cases to visit the state emergency centre

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Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor, has confirmed 11 fresh Covid-19 cases in the state barely 11 hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 338 new cases in 18 states.

In a situational update on coronavirus via his Twitter page on Monday, May 18, Makinde disclosed that 18 confirmed Covid-19 patients have received their second negative results and have been successfully discharged.

This brings the total number of discharged cases in Oyo to 46 with total confirmed cases in the state spiking to 118 after the NCDC report.

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The governor further disclosed that out of the new 11 cases, 8 are from the same organisation in Ibadan South West local government area where 30 cases were recorded on Saturday, May 16.

One case, according to the governor, is from Oluyole local government area in Ibadan.

"Furthermore, the test results of two suspected cases from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, who passed away and have been buried also came back POSITIVE.

"So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 118 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is four," Makinde said.

He admonished people with established contacts with confirmed cases and those with cough, fever, tiredness, body symptoms to report at the emergency centre in the state.

Meanwhile, here is the breakdown of Covid-19 cases in Oyo.

Ibadan Southwest: 47

Ibadan North: 30

Egbeda: 9

Oriire: 8

Oluyole: 6

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Ibadan South East: 3

Olorunsogo: 3

Akinyele: 2

Ido: 2

Surulere: 2

Ibadan North West: 2

Ibadan North East: 2

Lagelu: 1

Ona Ara: 1

Oyo East: 1

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Earlier, reported that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on a nation-wide broadcast concerning the easing of the lockdown caused by coronavirus.

This was revealed that by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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