Coronavirus: Oyo state confirms 6 new cases, two deaths

Coronavirus: Oyo state confirms 6 new cases, two deaths

- Six new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Oyo state

- According to the report, the state also recorded two cases of deaths

- This was disclosed by Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday, May 26

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The Oyo state government has announced six new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state. reports that the state government said the confirmed cases of COVID-19 were among 276 figures released on the night of Tuesday, May 26.

Governor Seyi Makinde who made this known via his Twitter handle, @seyiamakinde, on Tuesday, May 26, confirmed that the new cases had brought the number recorded in the state to 250.

“Sadly two of the six positive cases confirmed today had already passed away and the total number of deaths is six,” he tweeted.

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According to him, the numbers to call are 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 and 08078288800. (NAN)

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 276 cases of coronavirus in the country.

It was reported that the national health agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Tuesday evening, May 26.

The release saw Lagos state lead the pack with 161 new cases, while Rivers followed with 36, Edo 27, Kaduna 19, and Nasarawa 10.

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Oyo state has six cases, Kano has four, Delta has three, Gombe has two while Ogun, Ondo, Borno, Abia, and Bauchi states have one case each.

In total, 2,385 patients have been successfully discharged after testing negative, while 249 deaths have been recorded so far.

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In another report, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari would be showcased as a COVID-19 hero in Africa at the end of the pandemic.

The presidential spokesperson who made this known in an interview said that after the pandemic not only would Buhari be celebrated in the country, but across West Africa.

Also reported, Oyo state commissioner for environment and natural resources, Kehinde Ayoola, died following a two-week battle with an undisclosed illness.

The news of his death was confirmed by Governor Makinde who took to microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday, May 14, to announce the passing of the commissioner. He was 55.

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