According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), COVID-19 infection has claimed the lives of no fewer than 202 persons in Oyo State.
On Wednesday in Ibadan, Dayo Adigun, the laboratory spokesperson for the Oyo State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, spoke on behalf of NCDC.
Speaking during a mobilisation and sensitization event, Mr. Adigun was a representative of the Oyo State branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
He said that from 2020 until the present, the centre had tested 91,271 residents of the state for COVID-19, of whom 10,156 had tested positive for the virus.
He claims that COVID-19 is still present in Oyo State and throughout Nigeria, but that no one is getting tested.
Because fewer individuals were coming out for testing, according to Mr. Adigun, there had not been a rise in the number of persons with the virus who had been officially documented as having it.
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He urged state people to receive vaccinations to strengthen their immune systems against the virus and tests to determine their status.
Many of the center’s vaccinations, according to Mr. Adigun, had expired and were thrown away because few individuals were visiting for shots.
Earlier, Kayode Martins, the state’s NLC chairman, said that COVID-19 was still widely spread.