By Balogun Damilola
Osun State on Saturday recorded 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus.
This brings the total confirmed cases in the state to be 32.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, confirmed that the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu said the confirmed cases are recorded in Osogbo, Ife, Ede, Ikire and Ejigbo.
He said, “the state has carried out 167 tests and 12 returned positive. This brings the number of active COVID-19 cases in Osun to 13.
Isamotu said the fresh tests were carried out in the last two weeks of the lockdown, adding that the lockdown has proven effective in containing spread of the virus.
The Commissioner urged residents of the State not to panic but should continue to comply with the stay-at-home directive of the State government, keep social distancing and observe all precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease.
He also reiterated that the ban on public gatherings remains in force, just as he urged residents to take the wearing of face mask seriously as it is now compulsory across the state.