Oyo State says a patient receiving treatment for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, the state capital, has delivered a baby.
Governor Seyi Makinde made the disclosure in a series of tweet via his official Twitter handle Saturday morning.
According to the governor, mother and baby are doing well.
Meanwhile, he confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total to 1451.
Makinde also announced the death of two patients. The state has now recorded a total of 14 fatalities from the disease.
“We had our first COVID-19 patient delivery at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo. Mother and baby are doing well,” the governor tweeted.
“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE.
“The cases are from Ibadan South East (3), Ibadan North (3), Akinyele (3), Lagelu (2), Oluyole (2), Ibadan North West (2), Egbeda (1), Ido (1), Ona Ara (1) and Oyo East (1) Local Government Areas.
“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1451.
“Sadly, we had two COVID-19 related deaths. So, the total number of deaths in Oyo State is fourteen.”
Makinde urged residents to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800, if they have any COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache, loss of smell/taste and shortness of breath.