Kwara State Government on Saturday, issued a public advisory to flatten the curve of COVID-19 amidst surge in the number of confirmed cases in the State.
According to a statement released by the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Sub-Committee on COVID-19, Dr Femi Oladiji, there is a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Kwara State.
Dr Femi noted that the second curve started early in November with a sharp rise in the number of positive cases.
He adduced reasons for the second wave to (i) increase in awareness for voluntary testing, which has increased the number of new cases; (ii) nonchalant attitude of many Kwara State residents and non-adherence to preventive measures against the disease; (iii) influx of people from other States in Nigeria and from overseas; (iv) expansion of sampling and testing capacities by the State which was assisted by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement (REDISSE) and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said between 11th November and 11th December 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 180, with 17 cases on admission at the isolation centre.
“December 11 alone, the state reported 23 confirmed cases,” he added.
Dr Femi enjoined residents of the state to adhere to preventive measures at all times to limit the spread of the disease.