Oyo state has recorded first death from a new patient tested positive for coronavirus pandemic as the patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
With this new development, the number of confirmed cases in the state is now 17 according to the report by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, (NCDC).
OYO STATE COVID-19 TASK FORCE UPDATE (APRIL 22, 2020)— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) April 22, 2020
1. The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back POSITIVE. The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today. Contact tracing has already commenced. pic.twitter.com/Vucrdj6TD8
Speaking on the development, the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde said in a tweet on Wednesday night said: “the COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back POSITIVE.
“The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today. Contact tracing has already commenced.”
Makinde also said that the number of active cases in the state as one confirmed case has been transferred to Lagos state.
“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.
“We thank APIN Health Initiatives who donated medical supplies, Aviel Apparel who offered their factory as the venue for the production of one million face masks, and all others who donated in cash and kind towards the government’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;
“People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts; People with respiratory symptoms and Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.
“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.”