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Ondo govt rejects positive COVID-19 figures provided by NCDC

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The Ondo State government has rejected the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state recorded in the recent update provided by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).

The COVID-19 situation in the state as portrayed by the update of the NCDC was rejected on Tuesday in Akure in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye.

He said that the true picture is that the figure recently declared for the state is cumulative of arrears for several days due to delay in getting results from the test laboratories.

Adeyeye said that the current situation report with regards to COVID-19 in the state includes; 18,443 as the total number of samples collected since inception, 2,491 confirmed cases, and 2,395 recovery cases.

The acting commissioner said; “The NCDC report created an impression that the state was now the most severely affected state in the country. This is far from the truth.

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“The true picture is that the figure recently declared for the state is cumulative of arrears for several days due to delay in getting results from the testing laboratories,

“The current situation report with regards to COVID-19 in the state includes 18,443 as the total number of samples collected since inception, 2,491 confirmed cases, and 2,395 recovery cases.

“The total number of deaths from COVID-19 is 54; case of fatality rate goes to 2.2 per cent and the current test positivity rate is 20 percent.

“Though the government is concerned about the rate of infection in the state, the data indicates that the state is clearly not the most affected in the country,” Adeyeye concluded.

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