COVID -19: 1,696 positive patients yet to turn up for admission in Lagos

Prof. Akin Abayomi has announced that 1,696 COVID-19 patients are yet to turn up for admission at the COVID-19 care centres.

The Lagos State Health Commissioner , who stated this on Tuesday on his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi, said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infection in Lagos is now 18,131 as of August 29.

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“One thousand, six hundred and ninety-six active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission in #COVID19Lagos care centres.

“H21 new #COVID19 infections were confirmed in Lagos on August 29, out of a total 422 #COVID19 tests conducted, 2,378 of the confirmed cases have however been discharged from #COVID19 Care Centres following full recovery.

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“The new cases bring the total number of confirmed #COVID19 infections in Lagos to 18,131.

“The total number of #COVID19 tests conducted so far in Lagos now stands at 85,782,” he stated.

Abayomi also added that 3,803 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by COVID-19 Lagos Response Team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

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“Fifty of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres.

“In total, Lagos has conducted 85,782 samples for COVID-19, records 204 deaths as the number of confirmed cases stand at 18,131.

The Presidential Taskforce on Monday announced that the decrease in the nationwide COVID-19 cases was due to low testing.