Another Member Of Oyo State Executive Council Tests Positive

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…As Seyi Makinde Orders Schools To Re-open


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Saturday announced that another member of the Oyo State Executive Council has tested positive for COVID-19.

It was gathered that three members of the state executive had earlier tested positive for coronavirus.

It was gathered that the new member who tested positive was among the two inconclusive results.

Makinde who made the announcements via his verified Twitter account added that 169 patients have also been discharged.

He maintained that the total number of discharged patients has risen to 508.

He said, “169 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.

“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for seventy-six suspected cases came back POSITIVE. The cases are from Ibadan Southwest (35), Oluyole (12), Ibadan North (12), Egbeda (4), Ibadan North West (3), Lagelu (2), Ibadan South East (2), Ibadan North East (2), Akinyele (1), Saki West (1), Ona Ara (1) and Ido (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1264.

“Of the two inconclusive results for members of the Oyo State Executive Council, one retest came back positive.

“Sadly, we had one COVID-19 related death. So, the number of deaths in Oyo State is ten.

“Please keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that we slow down the spread of coronavirus in our state. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.”

Also, news have it that the governor of Oyo state has ordered that schools should open as from July 6, despite the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.

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