Lagos says COVID-19 cases in the state may reach 120,000 by July

Lagos says COVID-19 cases in the state may reach 120,000 by July

- Lagos state is projected to have about 120,000 coronavirus cases between July and August

- The commissioner of health in the state, Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure on Friday, May 8, at a press briefing

- Abayomi said the number projected by the state does not mean it is the exact figure that will be recorded

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The Lagos state government has projected that the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state may reach 120,000 between July and August.

The state commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure on Friday, May 8, at a press briefing held at the Lagos state secretariat, Premium Times reports.

Lagos says COVID-19 cases in the state may reach 120,000 by July

Lagos state said it is already preparing for the COVID-19 peak period. Photo credits: Lagos state government
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He said the state is likely to record between 90,000 and 120,000 cases during that period.

Abayomi noted that the figure is the COVID-19 projection model of the state and does not mean it is the exact figure that will be recorded.

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The commissioner noted that the state is already preparing for the peak period by decentralising some of the sample collection centres to increase efficiency in combating coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Lagos state government has said that forty-eight (48) additional coronavirus patients have fully recovered, bringing the total number of discharged cases from the pandemic in the state to 406.

Legit.ng reports that Professor Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, disclosed this on Friday, May 8, via his official Twitter page @ProfAkinAbayomi.

The newly discharged patients, sixteen (16) females and thirty-two (32) males are all Nigerians. He recalled that 183 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Lagos on Thursday, May 7, making the total number of confirmed cases in the state 1,507.

In another news report, Professor Akin Abayomi has described as fake news the reports making the rounds that he was tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Legit.ng reports that the commissioner, who confirmed the case of 10 staff of the Lagos state Government House, urged the public to disregard the report that he was also tested positive to the Covid-19.

Abayomi, in a Tweet on his twitter page @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Friday, May 8, said that he is hale and hearty, in good health, and has continued in his capacity as the deputy incident commander of the COVID-19.

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