The Lagos State Government said that its bed occupancy levels at its public and private COVID-19 care centres increased to 51 per cent.
This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Friday.
The Commissioner added that care facilities to treat Covid-19 patients are; Infectious Disease Hospital 1 and 2, Yaba; Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Armour; Paelon; Vedic; and Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta, citing that the bed capacity is 448 bed capacity, with 219 bed spaces currently unoccupied.
- “Given the increases in cases, oxygen usage is expected to increase. Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 24, 518. Cases currently under isolation – 170, active cases under home-based care are 6,203.”
Abayomi said that the state recorded two new COVID-19 related fatalities, increasing the total deaths to 246.
Giving an update on disease severity, he said that 48 per cent of the patients had mild symptoms, 35 per cent had moderate symptoms, while 16 per cent were severe and one per cent had critical symptoms.
He urged citizens to wear masks, which will reduce the spray of the virus’s droplets as “no one is sure who is infected!” he said.
What you should know about Covid-19 in Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Wednesday, 6th January 2021, announced that 1,664 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, representing the highest number of daily cases recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital said that the resurgence of Covid-19 through its newly mutated form is ravaging Nigeria.
- “The resurgence of Covid-19 through the newly mutated form is ravaging our land, claiming many lives unlike what we witnessed in the first wave. This is even more easily transmitted and deadlier too. It is therefore imperative for everyone, first and foremost, to accept that Covid-19 pandemic is not over and we must prepare to confront it all over again.”