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#COVID19: Eti-Osa LGA has the highest number of confirmed cases— Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi

by on April 3, 2020
 

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi, says Eti-Osa Local Government Area has the highest number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos today, the Commissioner said of the 98 confirmed cases of the viral disease in Lagos, 48 were recorded in Eti-Osa, 24 in Ikeja, 11 in Lagos Mainland while Alimosho, Agege and Ikorodu have one case respectively.

According to the Commissioner, out of the 98 confirmed cases in the state, 74 are still active cases, while 24 have recovered and have been discharged. He revealed that most of the patients fell between 30 and 59 years and that two patients were over 60 years and two others were over 70 years.

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The Commissioner further disclosed that 64 per cent of the patients were males, 36 per cent females. He added that 68 per cent of the cases were imported in the first four weeks of confirmation of the index case in the state

According to him, 91 per cent of the cases recorded are Nigerian nationalities and that since the closure of the air and land borders, imported cases had reduced. He said the state has started experiencing local transmission of the virus.

On the medical condition of the patients, the Commissioner said most of them were experiencing a mild to moderate degree of the illness and that two of the patients were presently on oxygen. The commissioner, said that if the oxygen does not work for them, they would change it to ventilators.

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He disclosed that there are about 20 ventilators in the state hospitals, and another 20 in the private hospitals which the state can access if the need arises. He added that the state has three molecular laboratories for COVID-19 test, and was conducting between 200 and 300 COVID-19 tests daily.

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