BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – On the day that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 561 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), the positive status of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state made the headlines as Nigeria’s tally hits the 25,694 mark late on Tuesday night
Also prominent on the positive test list that has seen NCDC reporting a total of 9,746 discharged cases is Secretary to the Osun State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji
According to statistics captured on the Centre’s official twitter handle, 17 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours nationwide.
It explained that; “On the 30th of June 2020, 561 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.”
Repeating its now popular “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours”, the NCDC further stated that; “Till date, 25,694 cases have been confirmed, 9746 cases have been discharged and 590 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
And for the 561 new cases reported from 19 states of the Federation, the NCDC gave the breakdown as follows; Lagos – (200), Edo – (119), Kaduna – (52), FCT – (52), Niger – (32), Ogun – (19), and Ondo – (16)
However. disclosing his status to newsmen, Governor Akeredolu said on his verified twitter handle, that he got confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.
According to him “I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital.”
“I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”
Similarly, the Osun State Government confirmed in Oshogbo that the SSG, Prince Oyebamiji has tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu. who spoke on Tuesday night in statement, 10 additional cases were also confirmed while one patient was discharged from the isolation after testing negative.
“I want to confirm to you that our SSG and some of the staff around him have tested positive to the virus. But they are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care,” he said.
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