Oyo state has recorded forty-five (45) new coronavirus cases in the state, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.
This is as the total confirmed cases rose to 809, with Oyo emerging as the fourth State with high number of COVID-19 infections.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 19, 2020
Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday said the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oyo State was due to the activation of ten community-based testing centres.
He said between June 10 & June 18, 2020, the state has tested 3,065 more samples.
However, Nigeria recorded 667 new cases of the novel coronavirus pushing its total infections past the 19,000 mark.
According to the health agency, Lagos reported the highest number of new cases with 281, Abia with 48, Oyo with 45, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 38 cases.
Other states with new cases include Ogun (37), Enugu (31), Ondo (23), Plateau (21), Edo (19), Delta (18), Rivers (18), Bayelsa (17), Akwa Ibom (17), Kaduna (14), Kano (12), Bauchi (9), Gombe (4), Osun (3), Benue (3), Kwara (3), Ekiti (2), and Borno (1).
The total number of cases in the country now stands at 19,147 while successfully discharged patients are 6,581; deaths related to the virus is 487.