Lagos Govt. conducts 66,000 COVID-19 sample tests

A woman opens her mouth for the heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Lenasia South, south Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

By Oluwafunke Ishola

Lagos, Aug. 7, 2020 Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said 66,431 COVID-19 sample tests had been carried out since the inception of the pandemic.

Abayomi made the disclosure on his Twitter account while giving update on the COVID-19 for Aug.5.

He noted that 137 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the state out of a total of 930 COVID-19 tests conducted on the reported date.

“The new cases bring the total number of confirmed #COVID19 infection in Lagos to 15,580,” he said.

According to him, 2,238 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from the state’s COVID-19 care centres following full recovery.

Abayomi added that 11,381 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by the state’s COVID-19 response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

“83 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres.

“1,683 active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission in #COVID19Lagos care centres,” he said.

He, however, noted that one COVID-19 related death was recorded on the reported day, increasing the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 195.

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