Ogun Records 4 New Cases Of COVID - 19 As Its Delta Variant Enters Oyo State - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, July 11, 2021

Ogun Records 4 New Cases Of COVID - 19 As Its Delta Variant Enters Oyo State

The Daily  Crucible 

Four new cases of COVID  - 19 have been recorded in Ogun state, specifically in Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.

And of the four new cases, three are on admission at the Olabisi  Onabanjo University Teaching  Hospital (OOUTH) , Sagamu while one is receiving treatment in a private health facility. 

This brings the cumulative case to 4,700 as of today, Sunday since the first index case was reported in Nigeria February 26/27, 2020.

 Also, one new discharge has been recorded, thus bringing the 
cumulative discharge case to 4, 634 within the same period in focus, while 10 people are currently on Home Management Care, according to sources close to the Ogun state ministry of health.

The State has recorded one new death and a cumulative death of 52.

However, a frightening dimension crept into the narrative about the pandemic as Oyo State sharing boundary with Ogun, has reported the presence of Delta variant of COVID-19, which infects people more rapidly.

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force uncovered the Delta variant of the Virus in the state.

The State Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo confirmed the discovery on Sunday .

Olabode advised the public to take extra caution and consistently apply all advisories earlier released by the Task Force.

The Delta variant is a highly transmissible variant of COVID-19 and it infects people more rapidly than the common  COVID-19 variant.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Task Force, quoted the Task Force as wishing to "notify the general public of the isolation of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the state.”

The statement read: “This strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes.

“As such, this is to warn that the virus is still very much within the society.

“The ‘Own Your Action’ (OYA) initiative of the state government should be seriously considered by adhering to the guidelines of wearing nose and mouth masks in public gatherings, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitisers, among others.

“The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force hereby appeals to the people of Oyo State to comply with these and other advisories as they apply to individuals and organisations.

“It would be appreciated if all in-bound travelers from overseas maintain the mandatory seven-day isolation and subsequent testing before mingling with the populace.

“In addition, residents are enjoined to seek medical care and avail the opportunity of free testing whenever there’s any feeling of being unwell.

“Vigilance on the parts of both the government and the people will surely go a long way in stemming the transmission of this disease within the state.”

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