- Three more COVID-19 deaths have been announced by the Lagos state government
- The sad news was broken by the state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi
- According to the commissioner, this brings the total number of casualties in the state to 185
As the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, Lagos state the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria has recorded more casualties.
Lagos state government on Sunday, July 12, said it recorded three additional coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths associated to the pandemic in the state to 185.
Legit.ng reports that this was announced by the state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, in a tweet via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi.
He recalled that 165 new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed on Friday, July 10, making the total number of confirmed cases in the state to be 12,056.
According to Abayomi, a total of 47,684 COVID-19 tests have so far been conducted in Lagos with 332 of the confirmed cases in isolation at public and private care centres.
The health commissioner also said 2,064 active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres, while 1,841 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged following full recovery.
The new infections were confirmed in 18 states, with Lagos topping the chart again with 224 cases while the FCT occupied the second spot with 105 cases.
With the new infections, Nigeria now has 31,987 confirmed cases, 13,103 recoveries and 724 deaths. A review of the NCDC data indicates that 308 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while 15 people have died with the same period.
In other news, Lagos state government has announced the closure of a laboratory in Ikoyi, where alleged illegal COVID-19 tests were being carried out.
This was disclosed in a thread of tween on Saturday, July 11, by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
He said the Lagos state ministry of health through Health Facility Monitoring And Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.