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Osun confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases


The Osun government has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo, said that the new cases were contacts of previously confirmed cases in the state.

Isamotu added that the new cases had increased the active cases in the state to seven.

“Samples of the new cases were taken during the contact tracing we embarked upon and sent for confirmation test at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control-accredited testing centre in Ede.


“The results of their samples came back positive this afternoon (Wednesday).

“The detection of the three cases brings to seven the number of active COVID-19 cases in Osun, as at May 13.

“The three new cases have been admitted at our isolation and treatment centre,” Isamotu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state has 41 cases of coronavirus, as confirmed by NCDC, with 31 already treated and discharged, while three had died.

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