LAGOS: 2,430 COVID-19 PATIENTS REFUSE TREATMENT

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The fear of the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic has hightened in Lagos following the refusal by 2,430 people tested postive to report to the isolation camp or present themselves for treatment. 

This was disclosed by the Lagos state commissioner for health Prof.Akin Abayomi in a series of tweets at the weekend said 2,430 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission at care centres either due to failed stigmatization or preference for home care treatments.

The commissioner added that 42,348 tests had been conducted in the state till date of which 10,926 turn out positive.

Professor Abayomi admonished Lagosians that the time to takeresponsibility is now. 

Meanwhile, Nigeria Covid-19 cases continue to rise as the country reported 544 fresh infections last night according to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control NCDC the new figure brings the country’s total confirmed cases to 28,711. 

The new COVID-19 cases were reported in 18 in states and the Federal Capital with Lagos state having the highest number of 199 new infections. Other states include Ebonyi with 65, Oyo 47, Ondo 46, Ogun 31, Edo 30, The FCT 28, Katsina 25, Plateau 15, Bayelsa 11, Kaduna 10, Adamawa 10 as well, Akwa Ibom 8, Gombe 7, Kano 4, Taraba 3, 2 each in Rivers and Abia and 1 in Ekiti.

According to the NCDC, so far 11,665 persons who contracted the virus have been discharged in Nigeria with 645 deaths recorded.

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