related Lagos to admit only severe cases of COVID-19 over lack of bed spaces at isolation centres

Lagos to admit only severe cases of COVID-19 over lack of bed spaces at isolation centres

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has announced that the state will now be concentrating on isolating people with severe cases.

Abayomi said people with mild cases will be managed at home as isolation centers are running out of bed spaces following increased cases of Coronavirus in the state.




The commissioner said the decision became necessary as they've exceeded the containment phase and now at the active community transmission stage.

He added that they will intensify home treatment for Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms.

“We have exceeded the containment phase now. We are at the active community transmission stage. “We will be concentrating on people with severe cases and isolating them while mild cases will be managed at home. Our attention is shifting to community-based isolation," he said.

With 199 new cases of coronavirus, as at 20th May, 2020, Lagos has recorded 2970 cases of the infections.

According to the commissioner, additional 17 fully recovered COVID-19 patients; 6 females and 11 males were discharged.

Total number of coronavirus discharged patients in Lagos now stand at 649

Additional 4 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos. Total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos rises to 42.




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