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Six local governments in Oyo have confirmed COVID-19 —Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday revealed that six local government areas in the state have recorded confirmed cases of the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

The governor made the revelation through a map representation of the COVID-19 disease spread in the state on his Twitter handle.

The state, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has 21 confirmed cases of the virus so far as at Tuesday night.

According to the map, Ibadan North LGA has the highest number of cases with 15 infections, Ido LGA followed with two cases while Ibadan North-West, Ibadan South-West, Lagelu and Oluyole LGAs have one case each.

The governor also revealed that the state was working on getting more reagents to fast-track the processing of COVID-19 results.

He said: “Due to a shortage of reagents required to process COVID-19 tests, we currently have a number of pending results. Of the 775 samples collected so far, 300 are awaiting results.

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“We are already in the process of acquiring more reagents in the shortest time possible to enable us to clear the backlog. We appeal for patience from those who are awaiting results.

“Meanwhile, we will continue conducting tests at the drive-through/walk-through testing centre at Adamasingba Stadium.”

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