Osun State Government has announced two new cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing its active cases to 10.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, in a tweet on Sunday said the new cases are wife and son of a previously confirmed coronavirus patient.
Isamotu said, “#Covid19Osun Update as at 3rd May, 2020: Two new cases of #COVID-19 infection confirmed today (Sunday), wife and son of a previously confirmed case. Total confirmed cases in Osun now 36; active cases, 10; the number of deaths – 3.”
When contacted for further clarification, Isamotu told The PUNCH that the two new cases were from the samples sent for a test by the state.
The state, during the weekend, recorded its third fatality following the death of a patient in her late 60s at its isolation centre in Asubiaro, Osogbo.
A statement by Isamotu on Saturday said, “On a sad note, we lost a COVID-19 patient in her late 60s at our isolation centre in Osogbo. We pray God to grant her eternal rest and give her family the fortitude to bear the loss.”