Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said eight more workers tested positive for coronavirus in an Ibadan company recently shut down after 30 of its workers got infected with the virus.
The governor had revealed on Saturday that the organisation was based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state and was being decontaminated while the infected staffers had been moved to the state’s Isolation Centre.
But announcing another development on Monday via his Twitter handle, Makinde said, “18 confirmed COVID-19 patients have received their second negative test results and have been discharged.
“This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 46.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for eleven suspected cases came back positive. Eight of these cases are from the same organisation in Ibadan South West Local Government Area referred to in the update of May 16, 2020.”
He said the test results of two suspected cases from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, who passed away and were buried, also came back positive, adding that the total number of confirmed cases in the state hits 118, including four associated deaths.
He urged residents, who suspect they have come in contact with a COVID-19 case, and who have symptoms of the virus including cough, fever, tiredness, amongst others, to visit the state testing centre.