The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday disclosed that two of the 33 active COVID-19 cases in the state had absconded.
Makinde, who made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday, said the two patients who ran away might have returned to their permanent places of residence.
He noted that this development had brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Oyo State to 31.
“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31”, Makinde said.
The governor stated, “Ten cases are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State; one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan & twenty in Olodo. Nineteen of these twenty cases at Olodo are asymptomatic & the last person has anosmia (loss of smell).
Makinde added that a total of 975 samples have so far, been collected and are being processed in Oyo State.