COVID: 35 Corp members test positive for Covid-19 at Ogun NYSC Camp

At a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Sagamu, Ogun State, 35 corps members tested positive with COVID-19.

Dr. Tomi Coker, the Ogun Commissioner for Health, made the comment on Thursday, August 5.

Some of those who tested positive were placed in isolation camps, while others were placed under home surveillance, according to Coker.

 Since the beginning of August, the Commissioner has expressed concern about an increase in cases in Ogun, with at least 7 to 16 cases reported every day.

“There have been 35 NYSC members who have tested positive. Some are being managed at home, while others are being held in an isolation unit.

“The number of COVID-19 cases in Ogun State has continued to rise, with a 6 fold increase in admissions to the isolation center compared to what was observed two months ago.

“Only two cases were reported in June 2021, yielding a positive rate of 0.04 percent, but 96 cases were reported in July, yielding a positivity rate of 7.4 percent.

There are 35 admissions and 71 people on home management.

“Until July 15, the death rate was pretty stable at 50, following which we had seven deaths in the last two weeks.

“There has been a substantial increase in new cases in the last week, from 7 per day to 16 per day.

“From what we've seen so far, all fatalities are among the unvaccinated.

“Excellence, His Excellency” Prince Dapo Abiodun would like to express his gratitude to everyone who helped make the phase one COVID-19 vaccination exercise a huge success, with a total of 126,631 people vaccinated for the first dose, representing 136 percent of the target population for the Phase 1 exercise, and 57,453 people vaccinated for the second dose.

“The figures above represent a small percentage of Ogun State's population, and to achieve herd immunity in the state, we need to vaccine at least 70% of the population.

“With the start of the second phase of the immunization exercise across the twenty LGAs this month, a new opportunity has presented itself to achieve the aforementioned.

“Let me also take this occasion to encourage anyone over the age of 18 who has not yet been vaccinated to attend the next round of immunizations at the surrounding vaccination facilities.

“From what we've seen so far, all fatalities are among the unvaccinated. 

The COVID-19 vaccination is safe, efficacious, and provides disease protection. Please continue to wear your mask correctly, wash your hands frequently, maintain physical distance, and avoid crowds wherever possible.”

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