Delta Variant Of Covid-19 Kills Two In Oyo
Two residents of Oyo State that contracted the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus are dead.
State Incident Manager and Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr Olabode Ladipo, disclosed this while speaking with Tribune Online, in Ibadan, on Monday.
Asked if contact tracing of the two cases had begun, he said one contact got thus far came back positive and had been isolated at the state facility.
He, however, assured that the state was putting in efforts to ensure that contacts of the deceased persons are followed up and would isolate those whose tests come back positive.
He noted that the Delta variant was about 90 per cent more transmissible, faster to spread than the original COVID-19 virus found in Wuhan, China, and charged residents of the state to reactivate all COVID-19 protocols to stem further spread of the Delta variant.
Presently, he said the state had about five patients of COVID-19 at the state Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.