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Ogun Records Two New COVID-19 Cases, Discharges Six


The Ogun State Ministry of Well being has introduced two further circumstances of confirmed COVID-19 sufferers within the state.

Commissioner for Well being within the state, Dr Tomi Coker who made the announcement mentioned amenities for cell testing could be made public this week.

Stressing that the case has a complete variety of 12 circumstances comprising 9 males and three females, Coker mentioned: “This was the situation as at 11:30pm on Saturday.”

In line with the Commissioner, the 2 new circumstances had contact with an earlier case who reportedly had worldwide journey historical past.

Coker defined that the sufferers are at present below shut monitoring in one of many Isolation Centres within the state.

“All close contacts of the patients have been promptly identified and placed under observation, while authorities continue contact tracing to identify, isolate and quarantine all other possible contacts,” she mentioned.

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Talking additional, she mentioned of the 12 circumstances to date reported within the state, seven had been “imported cases.”

5 of them had worldwide journey histories, whereas the opposite two circumstances had travelled to Lagos. The opposite 5 circumstances contracted the virus by way of those that had these journey information.

Coker additionally reiterated the state authorities’s preparedness to fight the coronavirus with the acquisition of two molecular laboratories, including that plans for a cell testing amenities have additionally been concluded.

“In   addition, the   government  is  also establishing a drive-through  testing  facilities, all  in  an effort   to test  as many  as  possible so  as  to  truly confirm   that numbers  of  positive   cases        we   have are  a true  reflection of  the  situation  in  our  state,” she added.

Earlier, the state authorities had investigated 210 contacts throughout six native authorities areas. 110 had been remoted and discharged after check performed on them proved destructive whereas about 100 others are at present below remark.

The native councils suspected circumstances embody Ipokia (73), Sagamu (71), Ewekoro (39), Yewa South (24), Obafemi Owode (three) and Odogbolu (three).

Nevertheless, along with the 9 confirmed circumstances scattered throughout these LGAs, three confirmed circumstances have emerged from Ikenne LGA, making it the seventh affected LGA.

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