COVID-19: We’re extremely fortunate in Ogun ― Health commissioner

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, had said that the state has so far been fortunate with the outcome of cases COVID-19 in the State.

Coker, in a statement issued in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, said the spike in the positive cases of the Coronavirus, was nothing to worry about, urging residents to stay calm.

It would be recalled that the state recorded 108 cases of the disease on Tuesday, which was the highest since the index case was recorded in the state

She explained that the spike was a result of increased population sampling and increased testing capacity to 600 daily.

The commissioner urged the people to focus on the outcome of the cases, which had been favourable for the state, saying that more patients were being discharged, with only 13 fatalities.

She called on residents to continue to act responsibly by observing all the necessary precautions such as physical distancing, use of nose masks, respiratory and personal hygiene.

“We are extremely fortunate with the outcomes of the cases so far. We have low mortality and many of the cases are asymptomatic. Also, we have discharged 202 patients as of today. That is close to half of the total confirmed cases so far.

“Our government is continuously learning more about the pattern of COVID-19 in our communities. This has informed our decision making in the process of defining our new norm, which explained why we have decentralised sample collection and integrated it into health facilities within communities, as well as commencing community-based management of COVID-19,” she stated.

The Commissioner said the State would continue to remain vigilant and monitor the emerging trend, while following best practices to execute appropriate measures to curb the pandemic.

 

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