202 died of COVID-19 in Oyo: NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no fewer than 202 people have died of COVID-19 infection in Oyo State.
Dayo Adigun, the laboratory vocal person, Oyo State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, representing NCDC, made this known on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Mr Adigun spoke at a sensitisation and mobilisation programme organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Oyo State chapter.
He said the centre had conducted COVID-19 tests on 91,271 people in the state, among whom 10,156 tested positive for the virus from 2020 till date.
According to him, COVID-19 still exists in Oyo State and Nigeria, but people are not getting tested.
Mr Adigun said there had not been an increase in the number of recorded people infected with the virus nowadays because people were no longer coming out for tests.
He called on residents of the state to go for testing to know their status and vaccination to build their immune systems against the virus.
Mr Adigun said many vaccines at the centre had expired and were disposed of because people were not coming for vaccination.
Earlier, Kayode Martins, NLC chairman in the state, said that COVID-19 was still prevalent.
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