COVID-19: Cases in Lagos likely to peak in August - Abayomi

COVID-19: Cases in Lagos likely to peak in August - Abayomi

- Lagos state government has said there will likely be an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state

- Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health disclosed in a press briefing

- The health commissioner added that this is based on postulations

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As the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, Prof. Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health in Lagos, said in the month of August there will be a likely increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the state.

According to The Nation, Abayomi speaking at a press briefing at the Bagaulto Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa on Thursday, July 23, noted that this is based on postulations.

The commissioner went on to add that hopefully, the curve flattens after the likely peak in coronavirus infections.

“Based on postulations, COVID-19 cases are likely to peak next month; we are hoping it peaks soon and the curve eventually gets flattened,” he said.

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COVID-19: Cases in Lagos likely to peak in August - Abayomi
Lagos health commissioner notes there will likely be a peak in COVID-19 cases.
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Recall that back in June, the Lagos state government attributed the spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state to the increased testing capacity.

The Lagos commissioner for health made the statement in a press briefing in Ikeja. He disclosed that the state will run out of bed spaces at isolation centres if it keeps recording high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

He said tests results have shown that COVID-19 is spreading within the communities in Lagos.

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Earlier, reported that Lagos recorded more casualties from coronavirus. Lagos state government on Sunday, July 12, said it recorded three additional coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths associated with the pandemic in the state to 185.

This was announced by the state commissioner for health in a tweet via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi.

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The health commissioner also said 2,064 active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres.

In a related development, Abia state governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has opened up on his experience after surviving the deadly novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

The governor narrated his experience in a video shared from the official twitter account of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday, July 22.

Ikpeazu speaking in the video said he is happy to be a survivor of COVID-19. According to him, he knew from the onset that COVID-19 was very serious, but it wasn't a death sentence.

He went on to note that the critical thing is early diagnosis and to get medical attention as quickly as possible.

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