The Lagos state government has cried out over the increasing cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 in the state, warning that the state might run out of isolation centers soon.
Eye9ja reports that the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi made this known when he warned on Friday if the current rate of infection keeps rising, the state may have no more bed spaces for COVID-19 Patients.
According to figures released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the confirmed cases of Coronavirus across the country rose by 328 to a total of 11844 on Friday.
Of this latest figure, Lagos State had 121 bringing its total cases to 5,663.
he Lagos State Health Commissioner said, “If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds,” Abayomi told reporters in Ikeja.
He said: “We’ve been testing more. We’ve been escalating our capacity to test for COVID-19 and what we’ve found is that the more we test, the more we find, which is a reflection of the fact that COVID-19 is spreading within the community and we’re finding more cases than we can manage eventually when we project,” he said.
“If we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we’re going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.
“Therefore, we are projecting. If we keep getting 150, 200 positives everyday, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds.”
A breakdown of the fresh infections released last night by the NCDC is as follows: Lagos-121 ; FCT-70; Bauchi-25; Rivers-18; Oyo-16; Kaduna-15; Gombe -14; Edo-13 ;Ogun-13 ;Jigawa-8; Enugu-6; Kano-5 ; Osun-2 ;and Ondo-2.
So far 3696 case have been discharged while 333 deaths have been recorded.