- Oyo governor Makinde says another member of his cabinet is infected with the coronavirus
- Makinde did not name the affected member but he said the sample had been initially inconclusive
- The announcement just hours after the governor's sports commissioner, Seun Fakorede confirmed he was also positive for the deadly virus
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The Oyo state government has announced that another member of its State Executive Council has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.
Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the sad incident in a tweet of his daily COVID-19 update to residents of the state in the early hours of Saturday, June 27.
According to him, the test of the cabinet member, which was one of two initially inconclusive samples, returned positive on Friday, June 26.
In other additional reports from the state, Makinde confirmed that 169 patients were discharged after testing negative for the virus twice. This, the governor said, brought the total number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.
An additional 76 suspected cases came back positive. He gave the breakdown of the new cases by local government areas as:
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.
Legit.ng notes that the new infected cabinet member's case came just hours after the commissioner for youth development and sports in Oyo state, Seun Fakorede, tested positive for COVID-19.
The 28-year-old government official disclosed on Friday, June 26, that he had contracted the disease.
Fakorede said there was no need to panic as he is an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. The commissioner stated that he is well without any symptoms/breakdown.
Fakorede said COVID-19 is not in a death sentence and urged everyone to continue to do everything to minimize the spread of this disease.
Legit.ng also reported that Governor Makinde confirmed that three members of his cabinet tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, June 24.
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