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COVID-19 Cases In Lagos To Hit 120,000 In 2 Months – Health Commissioner

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Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state’s cases may hit 120,000 between July and August.

COVID-19 Cases In Lagos To Hit 120,000 In 2 Months - Health Commissioner
COVID-19 Cases In Lagos To Hit 120,000 In 2 Months – Health Commissioner

The Commissioner noted that the state’s COVID-19 cases would reach its peak by August.

He also said that there are arrangements to begin a hydro-chloroquine trial in the state.

He said, “Just a month ago, on April 7 we saw 10 cases per day, two weeks later it was 32, then 70 cases. We are now seeing above 100 cases per day. This shows our graph is moving in a gentle incline upwards.

“We definitely have not reached the peak of our outbreak, we suspect that the peak will happen sometime in July or August and so we are preparing for the oncoming of about 90,000 to 120,000 cases during that period. We are increasing our capacity and strategies to deal with this situation.”

The commissioner urged residents not to panic over the increasing cases witnessed in the state, saying it was caused by the presence of sample collection centres in 20 Local Governments.

He stated that Alimosho, Oshodi and Isolo local governments have started having more COVID-19 cases, adding that a majority of the dead patients in the state were males.

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