COVID – 19 : Ogun records 5 new cases, discharges 6


The Ogun State Government has discharged six patients who have recovered from COVID-19 from the State Isolation and Treatment Centers.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, said the State has now given a clean bill of health to a total of 20 individuals. 

Coker revealed that the State has also recorded 5 new confirmed cases, bringing the total confirmed cases since the index case to 100. 
“The State has now recorded 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We currently have 78 active cases and unfortunately 2 deaths from non-COVID related conditions. 

“However, the good news is approximately 10, 000 individuals have been screened with 725 samples tested” She said. 

The Commissioner said the number of cases has increased as a consequence of the State’s Community-Based Sampling initiative, adding that the laboratory and testing capacity of the State, having been recently scaled up, has resulted to quicker turnaround time of test results. 

Coker noted that the State’s response has however increased with an addition of a new 60-bed isolation center in Abeokuta, assuring of continued proactive measures toward combating the virus. 

She implored residents of the state to continue to observe physical distancing, use a face mask and observe good personal and respiratory hygiene during the lockdown relaxation periods.

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