Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday night announced ten (10) new cases of COVID-19 in the state in a series of tweets, which revealed that the new cases were parts of the pending confirmation tests conducted in the state.
In his tweet, the governor said two tests came back positive on Thursday, April 30th while another eight tests came back positive on Friday, May 1st, 2020.
Remember that the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), had earlier announced that Oyo state recorded another new two and six cases of Covid-19 on Thursday and Friday respectively.
2. Another eight tests came back positive today. Of the eight newly confirmed cases, six are Togolese nationals and the remaining two are Oyo State residents in Ogbomoso.— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) May 1, 2020
However, the governor did not explain whether the ten new cases he announced also included the eight new cases Oyo state recorded on Thursday and Friday announced by the NCDC.
In the tweet, the governor revealed that one of the two cases recorded on Thursday is a University College Hospital (UCH) doctor who returned from Kano while the other case is a worker with the State Security Service.
He added that six of the eight new cases recorded on Friday were Togolese nationals while the remaining two were residents of the state in Ogbomosho.
According to the Governor on tweeter “We have started receiving results of pending Covid-19 confirmation tests. Two tests came back positive late last night (Thursday). One from a UCH doctor who returned from Kano and another is a worker with the State Security Service.
“Another eight tests came back positive today (Friday night). Out of the eight newly confirmed cases, six are Togolese nationals and the remaining two are Oyo State residents in Ogbomoso”, the governor’s tweet read at 11:39 p.m on Friday night.