The Oyo State Government on Monday confirmed a total of 20 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state.
It added that additional 16 patients have been discharged following their recovery from the COVID-19 disease.
Gov. Seyi Makinde said this in his daily update on twitter the state’s Task Force response to the raging pandemic.
Makinde said that the newly recorded number of recovered cases brings the number of COVID-19 patients successfully managed and discharged in the state to a total of 1008.
“Sixteen 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 1008.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty suspected cases came back POSITIVE. The cases are from Oluyole (5), Ido (3), Egbeda (3), Ibadan South East (2), Ibadan North (2), Lagelu (2), Ibadan South West (2) and Akinyele (1) Local Government Areas.
“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1726,”he said.
The governor urged residents to continue to adhere to public health guideline rolled out by the state task force in order to contain the virus.
“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, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that as of the time of this report, the state has recorded 21 Coronavirus-related deaths, while the number of active cases is 697.