Ogun State Government on Monday has announced that the COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus pandemic had spread to 16 out of 20 local government areas of the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, who disclosed in an interview with our correspondent, said only four local governments were free of COVID-19 in the state as of Monday afternoon.
Coker, who mentioned three out of four councils that were free of the virus, said she did not remember the fourth one. She said could not access her diary where the detailed report of the geography was recorded.
The commissioner said, “There are four local government areas that are free of these cases. Both Egbado North and South, Ijebu-Ode, there is one more that I cannot remember now, but, they are four.”
Meanwhile, the state has recorded another 8 new cases of the COVID-19 on Monday night, bringing the total numbers of infections to 240 in the state.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), made the announcement on Monday night, on its official Twitter account, saying, 8 cases were recorded to Ogun.
NCDC said “229 new cases of Coronavirus in Ogun and thirteen states as well as Abuja, the country capital were recorded in Monday night, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 8,068 and 233 deaths”.
The new cases are spread across Lagos, Katsina, Imo, Kano, Pleteau, Ogun, Delta, Borno, Rivers, Oyo, Gombe, Osun, Anambra and Bayelsa States as well as country capital, Abuja.
The centre also said that seven death from Coronavirus-related complications in the country, but the number of fatalities rise to 233.
NCDC also revealed that total numbers of 2,311 patients were discharged.
NCDC said “90 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 27 in Kastina, 26 in Imo, 23 in Kano, 14 in the Federal Capital Territory, 12 in Plateau, 9 in Ogun, 7 in Delta.
The tweet further revealed that five cases each were recorded in Borno and Rivers States, 5 in Oyo, 4 in Gombe, 2 in Osun, one each case recorded Anambra and Bayelsa States.