Oyo State says it has discharged 49 more patients after their recovery from the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
The State Governor, Seyi Makinde, in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Friday, disclosed that two different tests carried out on each of the patients came back negative.
According to him, the state has now recorded a total of 1, 257 recoveries.
He also confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the state as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Thursday night.
The state now has a total of 2, 713 confirmed cases of the disease according to the governor.
“Forty-nine 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 1257,” Makinde tweeted.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-five suspected cases came back POSITIVE.
“The cases are from Ido (5), Akinyele (3), Ibadan North West (3), Lagelu (3), Ibadan North (2), Ibadan South West (2), Ona Ara (2), Ibadan North East (1), Egbeda (1), Ibadan South East (1), Ogbomosho South (1) and Ogbomosho North (1) Local Government Areas.
“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 2713.”
He urged residents to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800 or visit a community-based testing centre, if they have any COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache, loss of smell/taste and shortness of breath.
2. Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-five suspected cases came back POSITIVE.
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) July 31, 2020