The Ondo State Government has disputed the figure of the COVID-19 victims in the state released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The NCDC had on Monday said attributed 2,506 cases of COVID-19 to Ondo, with 2,080 recoveries and 55 deaths. It also said the state currently has 371 active cases.
But the acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, in Akure, said in a statement that ‘COVID-19 figure released by the NCDC is not a true picture of COVID situation in Ondo State.’
“The NCDC report created an impression that the state was now the most severely affected state in the country. This is far from the truth.
“The true picture is that the figure recently declared for the state is a cumulative of arrears for several days due to delay in getting results from the testing laboratories.
“The current situation report with regards to COVID-19 in the state includes 18,443 as total number of samples collected since inception, 2,491 confirmed cases, 2,395 recovery cases,” the statement said.