The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has confirmed the death of one COVID-19 case in the state noting that the total number of death from the disease in the state has risen to 10, The PUNCH reports.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, who doubles as the chairman, state COVID-19 task force, made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle, on Friday night.
The governor indicated that the test result for one of the commissioners in the state also came back positive.
Four commissioners have tested positive for the virus in the state so far.
Governor Makinde announced 76 new COVID-19 cases in the state. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State, on Friday to 1,264.
He said the number of discharged cases in the state currently stands at 508 as 169 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second negative test results.
He wrote, “169 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second negative test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 76 suspected cases came back positive. The cases are from Ibadan South West (35), Oluyole (12), Ibadan North (12), Egbeda (4), Ibadan North West (3), Lagelu (2), Ibadan SE (2), Ibadan North East (2), Akinyele (1), Saki West (1), Ona Ara (1) and Ido (1) local government areas.
“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today (Friday) is 1,264.
“Of the two inconclusive results for members of the Oyo State Executive Council, one retest came back positive. Sadly, we had one COVID-19 related death. So, the number of deaths in Oyo State is 10.
“Please, keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that we slow down the spread of coronavirus in our state.
“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, wear face masks in public places, and maintain proper social distancing.”