The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that 438 active cases of COVID-19 in Lagos communities were yet to turn up for treatment in the state’s COVID-19 care centres.
Abayomi made the disclosure in a post on his Twitter account, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for Sept.12.
He said that 48 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed out of a total of 915 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state on the reported day.
According to Abayomi, the new cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Lagos to 18,531.
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He added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since the index case in the state now stands at 92,206.
The tweet read: “2,407 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from #COVID19 Care Centres following full recovery.
“Also, 15,422 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by #COVID19 Lagos Response Team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.”
The Commissioner said that 59 of the cases were currently under isolation in public and private care centres.