COVID-19: Osun records 10 new cases…Govt cautions residents against spreading false information

The Osun State government on Sunday confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in the state.

The government said the new cases are from contact tracing of previous cases in Osogbo and Ilesa.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, however, advised the state residents not to panic.

The commissioner also cautioned residents to stop spreading false information about the situation in the state, saying there were no fresh cases in any of the hospitals in the state.

The commissioner disclosed that with the latest development, the number of confirmed cases in the state has risen to 116 and the numebr of active cases now 64

He said: “When our health workers contracted the virus, we reported it. We treated them and they are now back to their beats. To the best of my knowledge, we do not have any fresh case or cases in any of our hospitals. All confirmed cases are being treated in the state isolation centres. The only case we had in one of our hospitals was that of a patient who later died even before his result came out.

“Immediately after the incident, we decontaminated the hospital and the hospital management continued with their operations thereafter. So, I don’t know where the false information about two new cases emanated from. But wherever it came from, I say emphatically that it is false.

“We must collectively join hands with the government to contain the spread of the virus. Spreading false information will not aid our fight against the spread of the virus.

“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Sunday , June 28, is 64. We have 116 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded.”

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