*Task Force attributes increase to ongoing community based testing
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor and Chairman of the state COVID-19 Task Force, Engineer Seyi Makinde has announced that the state has recorded another 103 CoronaVirus positive cases.
The governor in a COVID-19 update posted on his Twitter page handle on Friday declared that the results of the suspected 103 cases came back to the state positive late Thursday.
“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for 103 cases came back positive. The cases are from Oyo East (28), Saki West (13), Oluyole (12), Lagelu (9), Ibadan South West (9), Ibadan North (7), Ibadan South East (4), Akinyele (4), Ona Ara (3), Ibarapa North (2), Itesiwaju (2), Ogbomosho North (2), Oyo West (2), Atiba (1), Ido (1), Ibadan North West (1), Kajola (1), Egbeda (1), Ogbomosho South (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 764”, he said.
Meanwhile, the state COVID-19 Task Force has attributed the increase in number of CoronaVirus positive cases to the on going community based testing in the state.
The Task Force in a statement in Ibadan declared that so far, the total number of samples tested currently in the state stands 7,051.According to the Task Force, no fewer than 3,065 suspected patients have tested in the on going community based testing.
“You may have noticed the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oyo State in the past few days. Between June 10 and June 18, 2020, we have tested 3,065 more samples due to the activation of ten community-based testing centres. The total number of samples tested currently stands at 7,051,” it said
Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force added, “the more samples we test, the more positive cases we are likely to get. This means that COVID-19 is still very much in our midst and we need to take responsibility and follow the guidelines provided by the COVID-19 Task Force”
“We urge those with any strange fevers, sudden loss of taste/smell or other known COVID-19 symptoms to please visit the nearest community-based testing centre to get tested. Details in the attached card.