An executive member of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Chairman Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Engr Seyi Makinde made the disclosure when while announcing that the State recorded 76 new cases.

Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed this via his verified social media handle yesterday.

Oyo State has confirmed that 169 cases of COVID-19 have tested negative twice and have now been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 508.

According to the Governor, the state  has also witnessed 76 new positive cases.

“The cases are from Ibadan Southwest (35), Oluyole (12), Ibadan North (12), Egbeda (4), Ibadan North West (3), Lagelu (2), Ibadan South East (2), Ibadan North East (2), Akinyele (1), Saki West (1), Ona Ara (1) and Ido (1) Local Government Areas.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1264.”

Governor Makinde added that “Of the two inconclusive results for members of the Oyo State Executive Council, one retest came back positive.

“Sadly, we had one COVID-19 related death. So, the number of deaths in Oyo State is 10.”

The governor advised residents to “please keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that we slow down the spread of coronavirus in our state.

“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.”

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