Lagos publishes list of LGA areas with highest COVID-19 cases

Lagos publishes list of LGA areas with highest COVID-19 cases

- The Lagos state government has compiled a list of local government areas in the state with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases

- The Lagos state commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, published the list in a tweet on Saturday, May 9

- Prof Akin Abayomi, says the state is using the data to plan its strategies to tackle the disease

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The Lagos state government has released a list of local government areas in the state with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The list was released by Lagos state commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi in a tweet on Saturday, May 9.

COVID-19: Lagos releases list of most affected areas

The Lagos state has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Photo credits: Lagos state government
Source: Twitter

According to the list released by the commissioner, Lagos mainland has the highest number of infections, Alimosho, Oshodi, Mushin, Ikeja, Kosofe and Isolo LGA also have increased cases.

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Abayomi said the state is using the data to plan its strategies to tackle the disease.

Below is the list of local government areas in the state with COVID-19 infections:

1. Surulere: 31

2. Shomolu: 40

3. Oshodi/Isolo: 34

4. Ojo: 4

5. Mushin: 138

6. Lagos Mainland: 500

7. Lagos Island: 30

8. Ikorodu: 18

9. Kosofe: 59

10. Ikeja: 73

11. Ifako Ijaye: 12

12. Ibeju Lekki: 26

13Eti Osa: 200

14. Epe: 8

15. Badagry: 5

16. Apapa: 55

17. Amuo Odofin: 35

18. Alimosho: 69

19. Ajeromi/ Ifelodun: 18

20. Agege: 13

COVID-19: Lagos releases list of most affected areas

According to the list, Lagos mainland has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Lagos state. Photo credits: Professor Akin Abayomi
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, 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.

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He said the state is likely to record between 90,000 and 120,000 cases during that period.

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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.

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.

Still on health, the Lagos state Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 42 COVID-19 patients who tested negative twice to the disease.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated in a statement that those who had recovered and discharged in Lagos were now 448.

According to the governor, 32 of the patients were from Eti-Osa (Landmark), eight from Lekki and two from Onikan Isolation centres.

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He said the patinets have fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.

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