The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has confirmed 67 new cases of COVID-19.
The state governor also disclosed that nine patients who have tested negative after treatment of the virus has been discharged from the state isolation centers.
Makinde who revealed this on Tuesday via his Facebook page also noted that the total of 290 patients have been discharged in the state.
He also said in preparation for the reopening of school in the state, his government has commenced the Training of Trainers (ToT) of over 300 stakeholders in the public education sector to ensure safe learning environments for students.
Governor Makinde said, “Nine confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 290.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for seventy-six suspected cases came back POSITIVE.
“The cases are from Lagelu (14), Saki West (12), Oyo East (9), Ido (7), Oluyole (6), Ibadan South West (6), Ibadan North (5), Ibadan South East (4), Egbeda (4), Ibadan North East (3), Ibadan North West (2), Akinyele (2), Ona Ara (1) and Afijio (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 988.
“We commenced the Training of Trainers (ToT) of over 300 stakeholders in the public education sector to ensure safe learning environments as we prepare for the phased reopening of schools. The training of stakeholders in the private education sector will hold today.
“We also commenced the #OwnYourAction campaign. This campaign is designed to communicate the need to break COVID-19 transmission at the grassroots level by holding every individual accountable for his/her health and that of those in their community,” he wrote.