COVID-19 Figure: Ondo State Disagrees With NCDC

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Yemisi Izuora

The Ondo State Government on Tuesday, February 9, rejected the COVID-19 figures for the state which was released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control.

Ondo Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, in Akure, in a statement contested the figure.

“The NCDC report created an impression that the state was now the most severely affected state in the country. This is far from the truth.

“The true picture is that the figure recently declared for the state is cumulative of arrears for several days; due to delay in getting results from the testing laboratories.

“The current situation report with regards to COVID-19 in the state includes 18,443 as the total number of samples collected since inception, 2,491 confirmed cases, 2,395 recovery cases.

“The total number of deaths from COVID-19 is 54; case of fatality rate goes to 2.2 per cent and the current test positivity rate is 20 per cent.

“Though the government is concerned about the rate of infection in the state, the data indicates that the state is clearly not the most affected in the country,” he said.

The Ondo Commissioner said that the government would continue to do everything possible; to bring down the rate of infection to the barest minimum.

He also urged the people to ensure compliance with all laid-down COVID-19 safety protocols.

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