Categories: Coronavirus

Osun Records One More COVID-19 Case

A map of Osun state, a region in South-west Nigeria.

 

Another case of Coronavirus infection has been recorded in Osun state, Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu revealed in a statement on Saturday.

This brings the number of active cases in the State to three.

The statement noted that the new case sneaked in from Kano State to Iwo area of the State before his neighbours alerted the Osun COVID-19 team.

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive on Friday out of the 14 samples we sent for testing at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede during the week,” the Commissioner said.

“Presently, we have 3 active cases in the State. The good news is that the new case on arrival self-isolated although wasn’t showing any symptom of the virus,” he added.

Furthermore, the Commissioner disclosed that a total of 434 tests have been conducted at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede and that testing was still ongoing.

Isamotu, who said that the State government isn’t resting on its oars in preventing community transmission of the virus, appealed to residents of the state to always be on the alert and immediately report any suspected case of Coronavirus.

He also urged them not to accommodate anyone from outside the State at this time, saying that it is dangerous to do so at the moment.

“I am appealing to all the residents of the State to always be on the alert, take charge and report any suspected case by calling our COVID-19 hotlines.

“Let us desist from accommodating people in our homes no matter who they are and stop inviting your family and friends to return to the state at this time as this might be dangerous,” Isamotu said.

Solomon Elusoji

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

African Migrants Push On Toward Europe Amid Pandemic

  Many Africans are managing to evade coronavirus lockdown barriers in Niger, the Sahel's migrant crossroads, as they press on…

5 mins ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

COVID-19 Cases In Russia Surpass 200,000

    The number of people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Russia has exceeded 200,000, data posted on an…

24 mins ago
  • Entertainment

What a week! Sinach sets new record, Clarance Peters’ out on bail as Wizkid defeats Vybes Kartel

  It’s another week and Vibez is here with the juiciest stories from the world of showbiz. This week we…

54 mins ago
  • Coronavirus
  • Info Tech
  • World News

Pandemic Gives Fresh Momentum To Digital Voice Technology

  In a world suddenly fearful of touch, voice technology is getting a fresh look. Voice-activated systems such as Google…

1 hour ago
  • Headlines

BREAKING: Nigerians Evacuated From U.S. Arrive In Abuja

    Some Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have returned to the…

2 hours ago
  • World News

Zero Turnout As Poland Holds Bizarre Ghost Election

  Poland's election day Sunday will be one for the history books as polling stations remain closed and turnout will…

2 hours ago