35 persons have tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 at the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, camp in Sagamu, Ogun State.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker.
The Commissioner, while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital, said some of the patients have been taken to an isolation centre while some are managed at home.
“The number of NYSC members that have tested positive is 35. Some are on home management, while some are in the isolation center.
“Death rate had remained relatively static at 50 till July 15 after which we recorded 7 deaths in the last two weeks.
“In the last one week, there has been a sharp rise in new cases from 7 per day to 16 per day.”
COVID-19: THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT THE THIRD WAVE
It may be worthy to note that the NYSC must be commended for their adoption of the ANTIGEN Rapid Testing Technology for the Youth Corpers for effective screening of COVID-19. The testing reveals the C19 status of corpers to enable quick treatment and isolation for fast recovery which will reduce complications and death.
The NYSC experience should be emulated by Educational institutions, Government agencies, hospitality and entertainment sectors for a proactive strategy to curtailing the dangers of the third wave. This was the message from the Executive of Millennium Medix Diagnostics – MMD who are promoters of the MMD ANTIGEN Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits which has been approved by the WHO, PTF, NCDC to detect the Delta Variant COVID-19 Virus.
Testing is therefore the only method to beat the third wave. Rapid Antigen Tests are the fastest and accurate way to get results in ten minutes and have been approved by the global organisation and the Nigeria authorities.
This technology will assist to screen many people in a very short time.
It is recommended for weekly or fortnightly screening of the workforce and students in tertiary institutions.