OYOGist.com has learned that the Lagos state government on Friday in press conference by the commissioner for Health in Lagos State Prof. Akin Abayomi has explained that the the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lagos State may increase to 120,000 between July and August, 2020.
He pointed that the increase in number of cases in Lagos State is due to the sample collection centers across the local governments in the Lagos state. The commissioner stressed that Lagos State was expected to be at the peak of the cases of Covid 19 pandemic by July to August 2020 with cases reaching about 90000 to 120000.
Prof. Abayomi maintained that Lagos State has made arrangements to begin a hydro-chloroquine trial for the treatment of Covid 19 patients in the state because Lagos State suspects that the peak will happen sometime in July or August and so we are preparing for the oncoming of about 90,000 to 120,000 cases during that period. We are increasing our capacity and strategies to deal with this situation.
He therefore urged the public not to be panic as the increase in cases everyday is due to the increase in sample collection across the 20 local governments of Lagos State.