Ogun confirms seven new COVID-19 cases, discharges 11 after testing negative twice

Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state government has confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases in the state.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the government also disclosed that additional 11 COVID-19 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Emmanuel Ojo said the overall number of discharged cases in the state to 59.

Ojo in the statement explained that the total number of cases in the state have risen to 134.

He further explained that 70 total active cases are currently being admitted and treated in the isolation centres in the state.

The statement reads partly, “on Thursday, 14th May, 2020, Ogun State discharged 11 COVID-19 patients from the earlier reported 127 total confirmed cases.

“The discharged persons, who twice tested negative to the Coronavirus, have now rejoined their families, making the overall number of discharged cases in the State to 59.

“The NCDC however announced on Thursday, 7 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ogun State. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the State to 134.

“There are currently 70 total active cases that have now been admitted and are being treated in the Isolation Centres in the State.”

Speaking on contact tracing of the new confirmed cases, Ojo said, “all close and possible contacts of the 7 patients just confirmed are currently being traced.

“The general public is advised to maintain distancing and hygiene measures recommended by health authorities.”

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