Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker has disclosed that 104 out of the 108 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the state on Tuesday were from one company.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Tuesday said the state recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 471.
Coker, who was briefing journalists in Abeokuta on Wednesday said the state has recorded 13 COVID-19 deaths.
“104 cases are from a single site and they are all asymptomatic. 108 new cases, 104 from Sagamu, three from Abeokuta South and one from Yewa South,” she said.
Also, the state government said there was no going back on its plan to reopen the religious centres despite the 108 COVID-19 cases recorded in the state.
The government said the latest figure, which was the highest figure the state has recorded since the index case, was not a reflection of community spread of the virus.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, who stated this, said the state government subjected the staff of some companies along Sagamu interchange to what he called a total COVID-19 test, when it learnt that they were not observing prescribed protocols to contain the spread of the virus.
When asked if the recent 108 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the state within 24 hours would change the plan on the reopening of the worship centres, Hazzan said the incident “ is a reflection of the prevalence within the precinct of a factory.”