The data published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has indicated that Osun State recorded five new COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours.
According to the agency, the latest fatalities in Osun accounted for 33.3% of the 15 COVID-19 deaths recorded in the country.
Meanwhile, the State’s COVID-19 related deaths moved to 32 out of the 1,458 confirmed cases since March 2020.
Reacting to the report, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu described the increased fatalities as a warning sign to citizens not to treat COVID-19 with kid gloves.
Isamotu noted that Osun presently sits in the 17th place on the scale of impact of the pandemic, adding that the state government has shown responsibility by increasing testing capacity and intensifying sensitization.
The Commissioner stated that the onus is on the citizens to cooperate with the government to battle what he described as a dangerous public health concern.
The data published by the NCDC showed that Lagos State recorded 478, FCT-211 Nasarawa-83 Rivers-72 Kwara-42 and 36 cases were recorded in Edo state.
Ondo recorded 34, Benue-32, Kaduna-32, Katsina-26, Plateau-26, Kano-25, Taraba-25 while Osun recorded 22.
Others are Delta-21, Oyo-21, Niger-19, Sokoto-18, Ebonyi-17, Ekiti-14, Gombe-13, Ogun-12, Bauchi-11, Zamfara-8, Borno-4 while Jigawa recorded one new case.