Mother, son test positive for COVID-19

Posted by News Express | 4 May 2020 | 1,209 times

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•Osun Health Commissioner, Dr Rafiu Isamotu

By GBENGA FATUROTI

A woman and her son in Ile Ife, Osun State have tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus, otherwise called COVID-19.

The two cases newly recorded by the state are wife and son of a previous confirmed case in Ile-Ife who died last week.

The two new cases have brought the total number of confirmed cases in the State to 36.

A statement issued by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC last night.

He dislcosed that the two cases are wife and son of a previously confirmed case in Ife, who died last week.

“Last night, we received results of 53 samples we sent to the NCDC accredited Testing Centre for evaluation, out of which 2 tested positive and 51 returned negative.”

“The 2 positive cases are wife and son of a previously confirmed case in Ife, who died last week. They are currently receiving treatment at our Isolation Centre,” he said.

Isamotu further revealed that with the development, Osun now has 36 confirmed cases, 10 active cases. (Independent)


Source: News Express

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