Ogun State Government has said 104 out of the 108 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in the state on Tuesday were from a firm based in Sagamu.
State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the state recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 471.
Coker also said that the state had recorded 13 COVID-19 deaths.
“104 cases are from a single site and they are all asymptomatic. 108 new cases, 104 from Sagamu, three from Abeokuta South and one from Yewa South,” she said.
However, the state government has said it was going ahead with its plans to reopen religious centres, despite the new huge number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the state within 24 hours.
The government said the latest figure, which was the highest figure it had recorded since the index case, was not a reflection of community spread of the virus.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hassan, who stated this, confirmed that the 104 new cases were from a Sagamu based firm.
According to Hassan, the state government conducted a “total COVID-19 tests” on some staff of some companies along Sagamu-interchange, when it discovered that they had been disregarding protocols for the virus.
He described the 108 new cases recorded in the state within 24 hours as “a reflection of the prevalence within the precinct of a factory.”