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JUST IN: COVID-19 cases in Ogun now four as daughter of UK returnee tests positive


The Ogun state government has confirmed that a 30-year-old daughter of the 3rd case in the state who is a United Kingdom returnee in Sagamu has been tested positive of COVID -19.

The 4th case was confirmed on Monday night a few hours after 128 bed-isolation centres were inaugurated.

Prior to the recent confirmed case of COVID-19, the state had recorded three cases which included the first index in Nigeria.

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The commissioner for health in the state, Dr. Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on updates of the Coronavirus in the state.

Coker said the state ran 68 tests after which four persons were confirmed to be positive while 58 persons were negative.

She added that six cases were pending while 112 contact tracing of individuals had been made.

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Coker said,

“Last night we had a new confirmed positive of COVID – 19 case which is 30-year-old female. And a contact of the third case.

“So far in Ogun State, we run 68 tests of which we have four positive. The four positive are actually two clusters. The second case is the contact of the first. And the fourth case is the contact of the third.

“As I said we ran 68 tests, four positive, 58 negative. And six are pending. We also have 112 contact tracing of individuals of which 40 have completed their 14 days follow – up. We are currently, actively following 72 cases.”