Ondo State has reported three new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the state to seven.
The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, announced this in a series of tweets on Sunday.
He disclosed that one of the new cases was one a suspect arraigned in a court in Akure, the state capital on Friday last week.
According to him, the suspect was among the four men arraigned at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure over the killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Governor Akeredolu noted that the Commissioner of Police in the state had been duly informed about the status of the infected suspect, although he did not disclose his identity.
He added that they have begun the line tracing of police officers and others in the facility where the suspect was detained.
The governor stated that the suspect has been isolated from others in detention and would be moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) for treatment.
According to him, the police commissioner gave an assurance that the State Command will ensure adequate security of the IDH premises to prevent the suspect from escaping.
Governor Akeredolu’s tweets revealed that Ondo has six active cases of COVID-19 while the index case has since been discharged.