Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has expressed concern about the rising number of cases of COVID-19, claiming that the state has seen an average of six deaths per day in the last week.
On Monday, August 2, the governor revealed this while presenting an update on the state’s pandemic management at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja.
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He claimed that the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos State has begun to rise, with the positive rate rising from 1.1 percent at the end of June 2021 to 7% at the end of July 2021.
“Epidemiology Update from the beginning of the outbreak in February 2020 to date, Lagos State has recorded a total of 64,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 56,336 have recovered in the community, 2,755 are currently being managed actively in the community. Over the course of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, about 5,029 patients have been admitted into our various COVID-19 care centres in Lagos.
We have, sadly, recorded 390 fatalities in Lagos State, 30 of which have taken place in this current 3rd wave of the pandemic. Essentially, we have recorded on average 6 deaths per day since last week, ” he said