Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday announced the discharge of no fewer than sixty-four patients of Coronavirus in the state.
Makinde noted that the 64 patients were discharged after they received their second negative test results.
The Governor who doubles as Chairman of the COVID-19 task force in the state made this declaration in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account Friday morning.
With the 64 discharged patients, Makinde noted that the number of discharged patients have increased to 176 in the state.
“64 confirmed COVID-19 cases have received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 176.
He added that thirty-six new cases have been confirmed in the state.
Makinde added that the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 434.
He said, “Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-six suspected cases came back POSITIVE. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 434”.
“Community-based testing for COVID-19 has commenced in ten Local Government Areas across the state; Oluyole, Lagelu, Ibadan South East, Ibadan North, Ibadan South West, Oyo East, Itesiwaju, Ogbomoso South, Ibarapa North and Saki East. Details as shown on the card above.
Makinde while speaking further urged anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to visit a community- based testing center.