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COVID-19: We Don’t Have Any Patient In Need Of Ventilators In Lagos – Health Commissioner

A file photograph of Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photograph: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi


As Nigeria continues to battle the unfold of the COVID-19 illness, the Lagos State Commissioner for well being, Akin Abayomi, has given a breakdown of the state of affairs within the state.

At a briefing on Tuesday, he introduced that many of the instances within the state are usually not extreme as they aren’t in want of ventilators.

“Most of our sufferers are experiencing a really gentle to average diploma of sickness.

“Infact, we don’t have anyone that’s requiring air flow for the time being which is a symptom of what you’ll describe as extreme illness,” the commissioner said.

His feedback come hours after the Nigeria Heart for Illness Management (NCDC), introduced a further 4 instances of the Coronavirus, bringing the whole variety of infections within the nation to 135.

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Three of the instances had been recorded in Osun State, whereas one was recorded in Ogun State.

Lagos State and the FCT, nonetheless, nonetheless maintain the best variety of instances with 81 and 25 infections respectively.

Giving an extra breakdown of the instances in Lagos, the Well being Commissioner famous that of the 81 instances, 66 took place on account of transmission inside Lagos.

“We have 15 cases that came off a vessel that was maneuvering off the coast of Lagos, doing some oil and gas work,” Abayomi defined.

“The ship had a constructive case, we airlifted the constructive case off the ship and we went backtest the 51-crew officers. We initially discovered seven constructive, we eliminated the seven from the ship to Yaba and the corporate has remoted the remaining 44. Of these 44, one other eight examined constructive. So we had a complete of 15 from that vessel off the coast.

“So, that doesn’t characterize transmission inside Lagos.

“We’re eradicating 15 from the 81, in any other case it might give us a misunderstanding of what’s occurring,” he added.

In line with him, of the 66, none of them is experiencing any extreme signs.

“If we had been to place a share on these 66, I might estimate the 33 out of these 66 are gentle and about 33 are displaying average illness simply characterised by extreme fever, feeling weak, some coughing and headache and physique pains.

“However it’s not extending to have an effect on the organs such that we have now lung or kidney failure,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, the commissioner says aggressive contact tracing is being carried out to curb any additional unfold of the illness.

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