The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Monday morning has revealed that 2683 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, are yet to turn up for admission in the different care centres either due to ignorance/fear of stigmatization or because they have chosen the home care method.
Abayomi made this disclosure while giving an update on the COVID-19 cases in Lagos state- which has remained the state with the highest number of cases in Nigeria since the first case was recorded in February this year.
In his breakdown, Abayomi said the state has so far recorded 128 deaths from COVID-19. His tweets read
”#COVID19Lagos Update as at 27th of June, 2020.4,891 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos State between June 2 and June 27, 2020 bringing total of confirmed cases in the State to 10,042.
Out of the confirmed cases, 1,533 patients have since been discharged
5, 226 of the cases monitored in communities by #COVID19Lagos response team have either fully recovered or responded positively to treatments at home.
454 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres across Lagos.
However, 2,683 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance / fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.
As at 27th of June, 2020 numbers of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos State have risen to 128.
16 #COVID19 patients have been transferred to other states while 2 patients evacuated outside Nigeria.
I urge all Lagos residents to #TakeResponsibility in the fight to stop community spread of #COVID19 Let’s stop further spread of #COVID19 #ForAGreaterLagos!”
Abayomi further urged Lagos State residents to take responsibility in the fight to stop community spread of COVID-19.