Osun State has recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people infected by the virus in the state to 281.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo, said 13 patients were also discharged from the state’s isolation centre.
Isamotu said the new cases were contacts of previously confirmed cases in the state.
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According to the commissioner, the state had successfully treated and discharged 134 patients, while seven deaths were recorded.
He appealed to residents of the state to always observe all the precautionary measures laid down by the state government to check the spread of the virus.