Local Transmission Of Coronavirus Is Increasing In Lagos, Akin Abayomi Says

Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commisioner of health, has raised an alarm of local transmission of Coronavirus increasing in the state. 

Abayomi who revealed this at a press conference on Monday April 6, said 82 percent of the total COVID-19 cases were imported into the country as at week 4.

However in the following week, it was gathered that 45 percent of new Coronavirus patients had no travel history – an indication that local transmission was on the rise.

In his words: 

“At the end of week 4, 82% of the patients imported the disease from abroad while 18% had no travel history. 

“By the end of week 5, 45% of the patients have no travel history. This shows that the importation is decreasing and local transmission is increasing.”

Abayomi also revealed that Lagos has 120 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, out of which 29 have been discharged. 

He added; 

“There have been 120 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Lagos. 87 of the cases are still active, 29 have been discharged, 2 have been evacuated and we have had 2 fatalities.

“The death that occurred at LUTH, all concerned have been put under isolation and will be observed for 14 days.”

Abayomi further stated that 93 percent of the cases are Nigerians while seven percent are foreign nationals.

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Ukamaka Doris, a graduate of Mass Communication, from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has a flair in writing and news reporting which led her into blogging. Previously, Ukamaka Doris has worked as an editor at primepost.ng and presenter at Unizik FM, 94.1, Awka. Ukamaka Doris can be contacted via phone call at 08167016206

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