2,430 COVID-19 Positive Patients Refused To Show Up-Says Prof Akin

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About 2,430 people, who tested positive have refused to report at the isolation camp or present themselves for treatment.

This was revealed in series of tweets at the weekend, according to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi.

“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.”

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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.

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

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Lagos is the epicentre of the pandemic in the country.

Besides, 11 of the 20 local governments in the state are among the 18 local governments across the country carrying over 60 per cent of the cases.

Prof. Abayomi admonished Lagosian that the time to take responsibility is now.

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

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