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Lagos May Record 120,000 Positive Cases - Prof. Abayomi

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

Prof. Abayomi revealed this at a news conference at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja while giving updates on coronavirus.

Abayomi stated that Lagos has ramped testings to reach a large number of people in a bid to flatten the curve and that the state was yet to reach the virus peak, which will likely be around July and August.

He attributed the increase in cases being recorded to the decentralisation 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.

He, however, noted that 97% of positive cases at its isolation centres were mild and moderate cases, only 3% were severe cases.

The Commissioner said 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 centres.

Source- The Nation Online



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