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COVID-19: Ogun increases testing, records 85 new cases 

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Ogun State Government says it has recorded 85 new cases of the COVID-19 virus, following increased testing and surveillance across the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, on Tuesday.

Mrs Coker revealed that 55 of the cases were reported in Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, while Abeokuta South recorded 14, Ikenne seven, Sagamu five, Ijebu-Ode three and Yewa South one.

According to the commissioner, the government is doing its best to curtail the third wave of the pandemic, calling for the support of all and sundry in containing the virus.

Mrs Coker, however, urged members of the public not to panic about the significant rise in the cases.

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She stated that the decision to increase testing in all the local government areas of the state would enable the carriers of the virus to know their status and ensure they receive timely treatment.

The commissioner called on residents to present themselves for vaccination as soon as the second phase begins, adding that “no one is safe until all is vaccinated.

“The significant rise in cases is due to the increased testing and surveillance being carried out across the state.

“The public should, therefore, not panic.

“We urge residents to adhere strictly to non-pharmacological interventions by ensuring the wearing of face masks properly, regular hand washing, maintaining physical distancing, avoiding large gatherings, as well as coughing into the elbow,” she concluded.

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