The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the further discharge of 21 COVID-19 patients from the State’s isolation facilities. The patients include six females and 15 males. Among them is a foreign national. They were all discharged to reunite with the society after fully recovering and testing negative to the virus.
Six of the patients were discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 11 from Onikan, 3 from Agidingbi and 1 from Gbagada Isolation Centres.
The new recoveries brings to 875, the number of COVID-19 patients who have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos.
City is epicenter of COVID-19
Lagos is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Apart from having the highest infection rate in the country, it is also leading in the number of recoveries as well.
The State government has projected the city’s COVID-19 cases could hit 120,000 by July.The city is also running out of bed spaces and is considering adopting a strategy of home care management of mild cases. Some health experts though say the strategy could cause a further spread of the virus especially in slum areas, where people live in crammed and squalid condition.