A new case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Osun State, according to the the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu.

In a statement on Saturday, the commissioner said that the new case brings the tally of active COVID-19 cases in the state to three.

Isamotu explained that the new case had sneaked into Iwo from Kano State, before the COVID-19 Team in Osun was alerted by his neighbours.

The commissioner said, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive on Friday, out of the 14 samples we sent for testing at the Nigeria Centre for Diseace Control, NCDC, accredited Testing Centre; the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede, during the week.

“The case sneaked into the state from Kano State and the neighbours immediately alerted our COVID-19 team.

“Presently, we have three active cases in the state. The good news is that the new case, on arrival, self isolated although, he wasn’t showing any symptom of the virus.”

Isamotu also disclosed that so far 434 tests have been conducted at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede, adding that testing was still ongoing.

He added that the state government has not been resting on its oars in preventing community transmission of the virus, even as he appealed to residents of the state to always be on the alert and immediately report any suspected case of coronavirus to the authorities.

He also urged residents of the state against accommodating anyone from outside the state at this time, adding that any attempt to do so is an invitation to danger at the moment.


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