Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said the state has recorded a general decrease in positive cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks combined with the increase in testing numbers.
The governor, who is also an Incident Commander, made the announcement in his 17 update on the Coronavirus situation report on the state, held at Lagos House Marina.
According to Sanwo-Olu, “In the week ending July 26, 2020, we successfully tested close to 9,000 samples in Lagos State, across the public and private sector laboratories, a 50 per cent increase from the approximately 6,000 samples tested in each of the preceding two weeks.
“We believe that this increase in testing will lead to an increase in the number of daily confirmed cases of the Virus in Lagos State.
“This is a welcome development, since our capacity to contain the pandemic depends significantly on how successful we are in identifying all the existing cases.
“I must however also mention that we have seen a general decrease in positivity rates in Lagos State over the past two weeks, which, combined with the increase in testing numbers, paints a very encouraging picture of the outcome of our response strategy.”