By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Another case of Covid-19 has been recorded in Osun State, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu has disclosed.
Isamotu in a statement released on Saturday said that the new case brings the number of active cases in the State to three.
He explained that, the new case sneaked in from Kano State to Iwo before his neighbours alerted the Osun COVID-19 team.
He 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 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 wasn’t showing any symptom of the Virus.”
The Commissioner further disclosed that a total of 434 tests have been conducted at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede and that testing was still ongoing.
Isamotu, who said that the State government has not been resting on its oars in preventing community transmission of the virus, appealed to residents of the State to always be on the alert and immediately report any suspected case of Coronavirus.
He also urged them not accommodate anyone from outside the State at this time, saying that it is dangerous to do so at the moment.