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COVID-19: Lagos Govt Hints On What Will Happen If Cases keep Rising

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Lagos State Commissioner For Health Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the state will run out of beds across isolation centres if COVID-19 cases keep increasing.

Brandnewsday reports that Abayomi made known this revelation during a press briefing in Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos on Friday.

Currently, Lagos State maintains the first position, recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 5,663.

Meanwhile, the state has recorded its highest daily toll with 378 new cases between May 30 and June 4, totalling 1, 165 within the five days period.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health said: “If we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we’re going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.

“Therefore, we are projecting. If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds.

“And this has happened all over the world; it’s not just in Lagos or Nigeria. Also, every other country has reached the same tipping point where you now have to transition from managing patients in an isolation centre to managing patients who are not that unwell at home and reserving the isolation centres for people who are feeling unwell and need to be monitored more closely by medical personnel,” Abayomi concluded.

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