COVID-19: Lagos alleges local transmission rise

Prof. Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi said there is a spike in local transmission of COVID-19 in the state.

Abayomi stated this at a press briefing on Tuesday while giving a breakdown of how victims of the deadly virus were infected.

The Health Commissioner said there is a significant shift in the manner victims contracted the virus with most of the cases directly or remotely linked to importation initially.

He explained that of late, there has been a rise of patients who had no travel history.

His word: “At the end of week four, 82 per cent of the patients imported the disease from abroad, while 18 per cent had no travel history; but by the end of week five, 45 per cent of the patients have no travel history. This shows that the importation of COVID-19 is decreasing and local transmission is increasing.

“There have been 120 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lagos, 87 of the cases are still active, 29 have been discharged, two have been evacuated and we have had two fatalities. The death that occurred at LUTH, all concerned have been put under isolation and will be observed for 14 days.”

He explained that 93 per cent of the cases were Nigerians, while 7 per cent were foreign nationals.

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