Osun records 6 new Coronavirus cases, 1 death

The Osun government on Sunday said it had confirmed six new cases of Coronavirus in the state.

A health worker on the front line of Nigeria's battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease [NCDC]

The commissioner said the remains of the deceased, who, however, had an underlying ailment, had been buried by the family.

He said the Surveillance Unit of the State COVID-19 Team had started contacts tracing.

“From our findings, the late patient was receiving treatment in Lagos.

“But when he got to Ibadan, where the mother lives, he was advised to come to the state for medical help.

“But unfortunately, we lost the patient, even before we could admit him into our medical facility,” the Commissioner said.

Isamotu further explained that three of the confirmed cases had contact with the Osun-based India national who was confirmed positive to the virus on Friday.

He said the three cases were domestic staff of the India national.

Isamotu said the two new cases had contact with an existing confirmed positive persons in the state.

“With this latest development, the number of our active cases in the state is now 11,” Isamotu said.

In summary, the commissioner said that out of the 60 cases confirmed, the state had successfully treated and discharged 44 patients, while five deaths were recorded.

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