Oyo state has recorded cases of coronavirus in the Ogbomoso zone as the state records six new cases on Friday, insideoyo.com reports.
With this, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the state is now 29, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
However, Seyi Makinde, the state governor, in a tweet on his verified twitter account announced 10 new cases. Two cases recorded on Thursday and 8 new cases on Friday.
He also added that the number of active cases in the state is now twenty.
He said “We have started receiving results of pending COVID-19 confirmation tests. Two tests came back positive late last night. One from a UCH doctor who returned from Kano and another is a worker with the State Security Service.
“Another eight tests came back positive today. Of the eight newly confirmed cases, six are Togolese nationals and the remaining two are Oyo State residents in Ogbomoso.
“In addition to the case recorded in Lagos which was announced yesterday, another confirmed case recorded in Kano is also being managed in Oyo State. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to twenty.”
Meanwhile, according to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, (NCDC), Kano State recorded 92 cases, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 36 cases, Lagos State had 30 cases, Gombe State had 16 cases and Bauchi state recorded ten cases on Friday.
The tweet further revealed that Delta State recorded eight cases, Zamfara and Sokoto States had five cases each, Ondo and Nasarawa State had four cases, Kwara, Edo, Ekiti Borno and Yobe recorded three cases each, Adamawa State had two cases and Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers and Enugu states recorded one case each.
The number of discharged patients increased from 319 to 351, while ten deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 68. A total of 2,170 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the FCT.
On Thursday, the NCDC tested 2,000 samples, the highest so far in one day since the agency began sample collection and testing for coronavirus.
Speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Friday, Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, expressed concern that the country didn’t have enough isolation centres for COVID-19 patients as no state had fulfilled its expected bed capacity.
“From the information we have from the states, we have about 3,500 beds available right now. We push the states to make more beds available. We encourage every private sector partner. If you want to support, do so in the state you are living,” he said.
“There is no state in Nigeria, even Lagos and FCT, that has fully fulfilled the bed capacity that they need to respond to this outbreak.”
NCDC also says it has set a target to test two million people in the next three months. According to the situation report for April 30, 2020, a total of 15,759 samples have been tested.