The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has revealed that there is an ongoing active community spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The commissioner disclosed this via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting, “Active community spread of #COVID19 is still ongoing in Lagos.”
The professor urged people to be extra careful and follow the coronavirus guidelines. He tweets:
“This is the time to be extra careful and ensure frequent #Handwashing with soap under running water, #maskup when in public and maintain social distancing.”
While confirming 100 new COVID-19 infections in the state, Abayomi said the number of confirmed positive cases in Lagos stands at 13,543 as of Monday, July 20, Punch HealthWise reports.
The commissioner said the state had tested a total of 56,276 samples for COVID-19 pandemic, even as the death toll currently stands at 192.
According to him, 2,075 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from COVID-19 care centres following their full recovery.
Abayomi added that “9,066 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by #COVID19Lagos response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatment.
“174 of the cases are currently under isolation in #COVID19Lagos Care Centres; 2,036 active cases in communities are yet to be admitted into #COVID19Lagos care centres.
“One #COVID19 related death was recorded. Total number of #COVID19 related deaths now stands at 192.”
As it stands, Lagos leads the toll of Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections with 13,543 of the overall 37,801 confirmed cases.