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Lagos COVID-19 Cases Likely To Peak In August — Abayomi

Akin Abayomi
Akin Abayomi

Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos state Commissioner for Well being, says COVID-19 instances within the state are more likely to peak within the month of August.

The well being commissioner mentioned this on Thursday throughout an ongoing press briefing on the Bagaulto Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa.

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He mentioned; “Based mostly on postulations, COVID-19 instances are prefer to peak subsequent month; we hope it peaks quickly and the curve finally will get flattened.”

He additionally mentioned there have been preparations to start a hydrochloroquine trial within the state.

He mentioned, “Only a month in the past, on April 7, we noticed 10 instances per day.

“Two weeks later, it was 32, then 70 instances.

“We at the moment are seeing above 100 instances per day. This reveals our graph is shifting in a mild incline upwards.

“We positively haven’t reached the height of our outbreak, we suspect that the height will occur someday in July or August and so we’re getting ready for the oncoming of about 90,000 to 120,000 instances throughout that interval.

“We’re growing our capability and techniques to cope with this case.”

The commissioner urged residents to not panic over the growing instances witnessed within the state, saying it was attributable to the presence of pattern assortment centres in 20 native governments.

He said that Alimosho, Oshodi and Isolo native governments have began having extra COVID-19 instances, including that a majority of the lifeless sufferers within the state have been males.

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