• Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

Lagos State may record between 90,000 and 120,000 cases of coronavirus by July or August

Lagos State may record between 90,000 and 120,000 cases of coronavirus by July or August

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos Commissioner for Health, on Friday, said the State may record between 90,000 and 120,000 cases of coronavirus by July or August when it reaches the peak.

He made this statement at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja while giving updates on coronavirus in the State.

Abayomi said the state was yet to reach the virus peak, which will likely be around July and August.

He stated that Lagos has ramped testings to reach a large number of people in a bid to flatten the curve.

However, He attributed the increase in cases being recorded to the decentralization of sample collection to the 20 Local Governments.

According to him, if the government had not been proactive, Lagos would have recorded 6,000 cases rather than the 1,491 cases it has.

Abayomi disclosed that Alimosho, Oshodi, and Isolo have begun to record more COVID-19 cases.

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He, however, noted that 97 percent of positive cases at its isolation centers were mild and moderate cases.

Only three percent were severe cases, according to him.

The Commissioner said the COVID-19 mortality rate has been mainly among males, adding that males with pre-existing ailments such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and others are prone to die.

He said 80 people at the State House, Marina, including the governor and his family were tested and only 10 people were found to be positive.

He said the 10 positive staff of the State House, Marina, have been taken to isolation centers.

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