Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The governor had announced last week that he was in isolation after testing positive for the highly infectious disease.

However, he announced during a media briefing on Monday, July 6, 2020 that he has tested negative twice since last week's announcement.

He said, "Let me firstly give thanks to God for his mercies. I thank all citizens and residents of Ondo State who have shown me great love and genuine affection.

"They have shown this through their prayers, phone calls, and kind words expressing their regrets and solidarity.

"Rest assured that I am deeply inspired by your faith and goodwill and I wish to state categorically that this season shall soon pass away."

Akeredolu is one of seven state governors across the country who have been infected by the disease that was first detected in China in December 2019.

Bauchi's Governor Bala Mohammed, Kaduna's Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo's Governor Seyi Makinde, and Abia's Governor Okezie Ikpeazu have all been infected, and recovered from the disease.

Delta's Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and Ebonyi's Governor Dave Umahi who also announced that they were infected last week are yet to recover.

A total of 28,711 cases of the coronavirus have been detected in Nigeria, with 645 officially declared dead.