Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirms that COVID-19 cases in the state have reached 73,182.
Abayomi released the statement via his Facebook account, @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Friday while giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, for Sept. 1.
He stated that 2,585 tests were conducted in the state on the date, adding that 175 infections were confirmed.
According to him, the new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 cases to 73,182.
He also stated that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic was 690, 562.
The official said that 4,841 COVID-19 patients, who had been successfully administered treatment, had also been discharged from the state’s care centres.
“The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in communities is 63, 892, while cases currently under isolation stand at 236 and active cases under home-based care, 3,654,’’ he said.
The commissioner disclosed that the state recorded another three COVID-19 related fatalities, increasing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to 559.
Additionally, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has advised the citizens to take responsibility, pleading adherence to all COVID-19 infection preventive measures.