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Coronavirus cases jump in Oyo, Bauchi, others  

By NewsDesk, with Agency reports

The Oyo State Government has disclosed that it had recorded five new coronavirus cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to sixty-four.

It explained that the sixty-four cases count in the state was on the heels of the announcement of a five new cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night.

The state’s Governor, Seyi Makinde, through a post on his social media page, revealed that a foreigner was among the five new patients that tested positive to the deadly respiratory disease.

“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for five suspected cases came back positive. The cases are from the following local government areas: Ibadan North (2), a foreigner in Surulere, Ibadan North East (1), and Ibadan South West (1). So the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is sixty-four,” he wrote.

Furthermore, the Governor urged the general public to call the emergency operations centre on 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 or 08078288800 if they found travellers from other states arriving in their neighbourhood.

He also advised the public to maintain a high level of personal and adhered to health and safety measures put in place by health experts and the government to mitigate community spread and flatten coronavirus curve in the country.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Government disclosed that the total cases of the novel virus had risen to one hundred and sixty-one in the state, following forty-four new confirmed cases recorded during the weekend.

The state’s Coordinator of COVD -19 Task Force, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, revealed that the state received the new cases from the NCDC after series of tests which returned positive on Saturday night, adding that with the total cases of one hundred and sixty-one, it had also recorded one fatality to the novel virus.

Maigoro, through a statement, released to newsmen on Sunday, said out of the one hundred and seventeen returning results investigated, eight are still pending at the NCDC.

According to him, the state’s response team had been managing the one hundred and fifty-five cases at ATBU Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Center (FMC) Azare as well as Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, adding that the General Hospital Bayara would remain the isolation centre for any suspected case.

“In summary, 824 contacts’ samples have been listed, 161 tested positive, now we have 151 active cases, 6 recovered 0 number of severe cases and one death. We recorded 1 death as other patients are responding to treatment,” the statement said.

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