By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has confirmed the discovery of 17 new Covid-19 cases in the State.
Two of the new cases was said to have come from Redeemer’s University in Ede.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, made this known in a press statement issued in Osogbo on Thursday.
He also revealed that three of the previous cases had been discharged after testing negative for the virus.
According to him, six new cases were discovered on Wednesday night after the discovery of an earlier seven cases, while another 11 were discovered on Thursday, adding that all the cases had been taken into the State’s Isolation and Treatment centres in Osogbo and Ile Ife respectively.
Isamotu stated that the travel history of the two cases from Redeemer’s University were yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
He also hinted that while some of the latest cases clearly had contacts with previous cases in the State, the Surveillance team was still working on ascertaining where others contracted the virus from.
“It is true we are carrying out massive and comprehensive contact tracing, but our people must take responsibility. We are already appearing to be putting up lackadaisical attitude.
“The virus is still very much with us. We must observe precautionary measures if we must avoid community transmission. We must in addition to all other precautionary measures use our face masks always. We must also put an end to travelling up and down. The ban on inter-state travel is still in force.
“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at Thursday, June 25, is 32. We have 84 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded,” Isamotu added.