Osun records 17 new cases of coronavirus, discharges three

Osun records 17 new cases of coronavirus, discharges three

By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

Osun State on Thursday reported 17 new coronavirus cases in the State.

Also, three patients undergoing treatment were discharged after testing negative for the virus.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement, revealed that six new cases were discovered on Wednesday night after the discovery of an earlier seven cases, while another 11 were discovered on Thursday.


He added all the cases had been taken into the State’s Isolation and Treatment centres in Osogbo and Ile Ife respectively.

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Isamotu further stated that two of the cases came from Redeemer’s University in Ede and their travel history had yet to be ascertained.

He also hinted that while some of the latest cases clearly had contacts with previous cases in the State, the surveillance team was still working on ascertaining where others contracted the virus from.

“The virus is still very much with us. We must observe precautionary measures if we must avoid community transmission.  We must in addition to all other precautionary measures use our face masks always. We must also put an end to travelling up and down. The ban on interstate travel is still in force.

“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Thursday, June 25, is 32. We have 84 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded,” Isamotu added

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