The Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state recorded six COVID-19-related deaths inside two days.
Abayomi disclosed this by means of his Fb account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Sunday, whereas giving the state’s COVID-19 replace for July 30 and 31.
He stated that the deaths elevated the state’s COVID-19-related mortality to 384.
In accordance with him, 4,437 checks have been carried out on the reported dates, out of which 519 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed.
“The brand new infections elevated the state’s complete COVID-19 instances to 63,872,” Abayomi stated.
He stated that there are at the moment 2,783 lively COVID-19 instances in communities being managed beneath the state’s Dwelling-Based mostly Care.
Abayomi disclosed that the variety of sufferers receiving remedy on the state’s isolation amenities had elevated from 128 to 136 individuals.
He additional stated that 56,127 of the contaminated folks had recovered in communities, whereas 4,399 had recovered within the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.
The commissioner added that the overall variety of COVID-19 checks carried out within the state since inception of the pandemic stood at 607,803.
Earlier, Abayomi, stated that the state was at the moment beneath a extreme stress and pressure of COVID-19 third wave, with emergence of between 100 and 300 new instances day by day.
He stated that isolation amenities have been stuffed up and overstretched, necessitating creation of extra areas to accommodate sufferers.
“I hereby enchantment to everybody, both in Lagos or neighbouring states, that COVID-19 isn’t but over. We have now fairly a protracted solution to go and we have no idea what number of extra waves of infections are nonetheless forward.
“It’s due to this fact necessary to proceed to stick to non-pharmaceutical interventions and construct indigenous capability to be much less susceptible, however be extra resilient to cope with shocks,” he stated.
He suggested that the elbow greeting ought to be adhered to as COVID-19 is a contact contagion.
Abayomi careworn that COVID-19 security protocols ought to be strictly adhered to as apply of handshaking nonetheless poses excessive danger for transmission of the virus. (NAN)