Osun records 24 new cases of COVID-19

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice S/W Bureau Chief

The Osun Government today confirmed the discovery of 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the State.

The State's Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu made this known through a press statement in Osogbo, the state capital.

According to the statement made available to The Nigerian Voice, 11 patients were discharged from state's Treatment and Isolation Centre today after testing negative for the virus.

The Commissioner noted that the new cases were discovered following contact tracing of previous cases in the Ilesa, Ile Ife and Osogbo areas of the State.

He appealed to citizens and residents of the State to always observe all the precautionary measures laid down by the State against the spread of the virus.

The Health Commissioner also revealed that with the latest development, the number of confirmed cases in the State has risen to 151 with 87 active cases.

His words "Lack of strict adherence to safety protocols and guidelines by our people is one of the main reasons for the sudden rise in our Covid-19 cases. But with the sentence of a defaulter to 30 days' imprisonment, we have shown our resolve to enforce these safety protocols and guidelines.

"With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Thursday, July 2, is 87. We have 151 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 59 patients while five deaths have been recorded," Dr. Isamotu added.