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COVID-19: Over 4,500 Lagos Residents Undergoing Home-Based Care

Ronke Idowu  
Updated January 2, 2021
A file photo of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photo: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi
A file photo of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photo: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi

 

At least 4,527 persons infected with COVID-19 in Lagos State are currently undergoing home-based treatment in the wake of the second wave of the infection in the country.

This was made known by the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi in a tweet via his verified handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi.

He also disclosed that there are 140 cases currently under isolation.

“New COVID19 infections confirmed 642 at a positive rate of 31.3%, total confirmed COVID19 infections – 30,863, the total cumulative number of COVID19 tests conducted – 22,1717.

“Total number of COVID19 cases discharged from COVID19 Lagos Care centres- 2,920, the total number of COVID19 recovery in communities – 23,036, Cases currently under isolation-140, Active Cases under Home-based care- 4,527,” the Commissioner tweeted on Saturday.

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Abayomi had earlier in a tweet on Friday identified five top high burden Local Government Areas in the state with COVID-19 cases as Eti-Osa, Ajeromi, Surulere, Amuwo-Odofin and Mushin.

He appealed to residents to stay safe, avoid crowded places, and celebrate responsibly, warning that those who have no reason to move around should stay at home.