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LAGOS: Over 4,000 residents undergoing home treatment for Covid-19 — Commissioner

THE  Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that  at least 4,176 persons infected with the lethal Covid-19 are currently being treated in the comfort of their homes.

Prof Abayomi, disclosed the figures on Friday via his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting that 115 cases were in isolation.

Abayomi wrote, “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789; cases currently under isolation – 115; active cases under home-based care – 4,176; new #COVID19 related death – 3; total deaths – 240.”

He put the number of cases discharged from Lagos care centres at 2,901 while three new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, bringing the total Covid-19 induced fatalities in the state to 240.

The commissioner also identified five top high-burden local government areas in the state with Covid-19 cases as Eti-Osa, Ajeromi, Surulere, Amuwo-Odofin and Mushin.

He appealed to people to stay safe, avoid crowded places and celebrate responsibly, warning that those who have no reason to move around should stay at home.

In his earlier tweet on December 30, 2020, Prof Abayomi said Covid-19 infections in Lagos were 30,221.

He made the announcement in the wake of the second wave infections across Nigeria, and the world at large.

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