Lagos identifies 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms
- Lagos state has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during house-to-house search
- The government said a total of 118,000 households have been reached
- Meanwhile, tests are being conducted to determine their status
The Lagos state government says it has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during the recently activated house-to-house search.
This was disclosed by Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos state at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 14.
According to him, a total of 118,000 households have been reached and 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus, The Cable reports.
Going further, he disclosed that tests are being conducted to determine their status.
“We’ve embarked on an active case search in communities. The idea is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel. So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19. We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19,” he said.
“But let me remind you that COVID is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms. There are many viruses. So, the idea is to take samples from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that eight more COVID-19 patients were on Tuesday, April 14 discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
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The announcement was made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu via social media.
This brings the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from the Lagos state government-owned health facility to 69.
“More great news today from our Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. 8 more people; 2 females and 6 males have tested negative and fully recovered from #COVID19. They have been discharged to return to their families.
“This brings the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our facilities to 69.
“Please, let us continue to adhere to all the safety advice from our health experts,” Governor Sanwo-Olu wrote on his Twitter page.
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