Reports was released on Friday as 23 new cases of coronavirus confirmed, the resident of kwara state have been warned and advised to adhere to coronavirus prevention measures.
For the last few weeks now, Nigeria have been recording a new surge in confirmed cases across the country and Kwara state is no exception.
The spike in the spread of the pandemic was due to non-challant attitude of many residents and non-adherence to preventive measures against the virus, Chairman, Medical Advisory Sub-Committee, Kwara State, Dr Femi Oladiji said in a statement in Ilorin Saturday.
He added that the increase in the spread of the coronavirus is due to “influx of people from other states and overseas, expansion of sampling and testing capacities by the state with the assistance of the Federal government under the Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement, (REDISSE) and the National Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC).”
Oladii further by explaining more, as he said “Statistically, cross sectional studies conducted by a team of researchers of the medical advisory sub-committee on Covid-19 in the state, reported that between July 11th- August 11th, 2020, the number of confirmed cases was 500, whereas between September 11th- October 11th, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases dropped to 63.
While between November 11th- December 11th, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 180, an approximate threefold increase with 17 cases on admission at the isolation centre.”
The chairman disclosed yesterday that, December 11th, 2020, alone was reported to be 23 new confirmed cases.
Kwara State’s isolation centre at Covid-19 infectious disease centre, Sobi Alagbado in Ilorin, remained operational and maintained by the State medical advisory committee with dedicated frontline medical personnel, including laboratory scientists and attendants, while some states started closing their isolation centre, he said.