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Lagos Hospitals Could Be Swamped With Covid-19 Patients In Three Weeks Time

ūüϧ¬†Adenike Lucas,¬†DENISAURUS News

Hospitals in Lagos could be swamped with coronavirus patients, and there is a likelihood that some will have no beds in three weeks time, if the record of cases continues to increase as it is doing.

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According to Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos, more testing have been conducted in the south west Nigerian state, leading to the discovery of more COVID-19 cases.

Speaking from Ikeja, the capital of Lagos state, Mr Abayomi noted that they have “been escalating our capacity to test for COVID-19 and what we‚Äôve 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‚Äôre finding more cases than we can manage eventually when we project.

‚ÄúIf we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we‚Äôre going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.”

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He said that over 100 cases were recorded everyday. “If we keep getting 150, 200 positives everyday, in another two or three weeks, even though we‚Äôre opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we‚Äôre going to run out of beds,” he said.

 

 

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