By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo

Osun state government has announced the recovery and discharge of eight COVID-19 patients, including two children from its isolation centre.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu disclosed this in a statement issued and signed copies of which made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday.

According to him, the state had not recorded any new case in the last 24 hours but is awaiting test result of one sample sent to the NCDC accredited Testing Centre, African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede.

Dr. Isamotu said, with the recovery and discharge of eight persons today, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the State has dropped from 10 to 2.

“Today we discharged eight patients who have tested negative twice for the Coronavirus from our Isolation centre, comprising three males and five females including two children of ages 2 and 5 years.

“I am happy to let you know that no new case has been recorded in the State in the last 24 hours, though we await a test result of a sample from the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede,” the Commissioner said.