2,430 virus patients fail to show up for treatment in Lagos

Lagos State Government has said 2,430 people, who tested positive have failed to report at the isolation camp or present themselves for treatment.

In a series of tweets at the weekend, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi said: “Two thousand four hundred and thirty active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres, either due to fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care treatment.”

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

“Of the confirmed cases 1,695 patients have since been discharged from care centres following full recovery.

“Six thousand two hundred and fifty-nine of the cases monitored in communities by #COVID19 Lagos response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

He added: “As at July 3, the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Lagos State had risen to 177.”

He admonished residents of the state to be responsible, and play their part in mitigating the spread of the virus.

He urged residents to observe physical distancing and regularly wash their hands.

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