However, Makinde in a statement on his official Facebook account stated that the recent rise is due to the 10 community-based centers that have been activated in the state.
“You may have noticed the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oyo State in the past few days. Between June 10 and June 18, 2020, we’ve tested 3,065 more samples due to the activation of 10 community-based testing centres. The total no. of samples tested currently stands at 7,051.
“The more samples we test, the more positive cases we are likely to get. This means that COVID-19 is still very much in our midst and we need to take responsibility and follow the guidelines provided by the COVID-19 Task Force,” Governor Makinde said.
Speaking on the 103 cases recorded in the state on Thursday, he said, “The cases are from Oyo East (28), Saki West (13), Oluyole (12), Lagelu (9), Ibadan South West (9), Ibadan North (7), Ibadan South East (4), Akinyele (4), Ona Ara (3), Ibarapa North (2), Itesiwaju (2),Ogbomosho North (2), Oyo West (2), Atiba (1), Ido (1), Ibadan North West (1), Kajola (1), Egbeda (1), Ogbomosho South (1) Local Government Areas.”