Covid-19 kills 122 people in Lagos in 20 days

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About 122 people have died in Lagos from COVID-19 related complications between August 1st and 20th of August.

This was disclosed to the public in the data presented by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday.

Abayomi said 11 persons died due to Covid-19 on August 20, which takes the total deaths in Lagos to 506.

The 11 deaths recorded on Aug. 20, represented the second-highest number of daily deaths recorded in the state, as it had earlier recorded 13 deaths on Aug.10.

Abayomi said the state recorded 239 new COVID-19 infections out of the 2,750 tests conducted on Friday, bringing the state’s total infections to 70,563.

He also said 4,387 persons with active COVID-19 cases, were receiving treatment under the state’s home-based care.

The commissioner added that 227 COVID-19 infected patients were being managed at the state’s isolation centers.

According to him, 60,716 of the infected persons had so far recovered in communities, while 4,716 recovered in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.

Currently, Nigeria has recorded 1,149 covid-19 cases, and 7 deaths.

The commissioner added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic stood at 662,826.

Earlier, Abayomi had said that the battle to defeat the pandemic was still on and Lagos was currently in a third wave of the pandemic.

He added that it was not certain if this would be the last wave, or whether there would be more waves or live with COVID-19 as a factor of life.

“As we all know, Lagos state is currently running home-based care in the management of COVID-19 cases.

“The state does not have enough bed spaces to isolate patients and this is not peculiar to Lagos state alone,” he said.

He noted that the state was currently under stress in the management of the pandemic.

Abayomi said there was a critical need to strike a balance, between managing a public health crisis and COVID – proofing the economy, to ensure the state’s economy was active.

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