The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 on Saturday said that 59 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 from one company based in Ibadan.
The task force, in a statement issued on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr.Taiwo Adisa, said the 59 were among the 72 cases recorded in the state on Friday.
The task force, however did not disclose the name of the affected company.
Meanwhile, the task force said that the remaining 13 cases were from the community testing efforts.
Consequently, it warned residents of the state to remain vigilant over the COVID-19 pandemic and abide by all the laid down guidelines.
While stating that the state had yet to defeat the virus, the task force, however, assured the residents that there was no cause for alarm on the rising COVID-19 figure.
The statement partly read: “Despite recording 72 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, we want to tell the people of Oyo State that there is no cause for alarm,” it said.
“What this tells us is that the virus is still very much around and that we all need to always remain vigilant, while adhering to the preventive protocols, as enumerated by the experts.”
The task force further urged the residents to continue to avoid large gatherings, maintain social distancing, stick to sanitation and hygiene practices, such as constant washing of hands and use of hand sanitiser as well as the use of face masks.
It further stated that the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of the state had, in conjunction with the said company, kick-started contact-tracing, while also putting measures in place to better understand and manage the situation.