TWO COVID-19 PATIENTS FLEE AS OYO STATE CONFIRMS 5 NEW CASES
Two Covid-19 patients flee in Oyo as the state government announces five new cases.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the Governor of the State, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, May 6. He said five new cases had been confirmed after they tested positive of the coronavirus.
Makinde stated that samples of the five suspected cases were taken for medical screening, and came out positive, on Monday, May 4.
Four of the patient are travellers from the Northern part of the Country, and the last one is a resident of Oyo State.
The Governor noted that the number of active cases in the state used to be 33, but two escaped from the isolation centre, "possibly to their houses", bringing the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31.
However, did not say if the duo who escaped from isolation centre are being traced.
Of the 31 active cases in the state, 10 are presently self-isolating while 21 are under close monitoring at different isolation centres in the state.
"Ten cases are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State; one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan & twenty in Olodo. Nineteen of these twenty cases at Olodo are asymptomatic & the last person has anosmia (loss of smell)"
Makinde said, so far the state has conducted 975 tests.
"A total of 975 samples have so far, been collected and are being processed."
He urged residents of the state to call the Emergency Operations Centre if they discover any form of infiltration or arrival of travellers into the state.