Lagos discharges 47 COVID-19 patients

Lagos State Government on Saturday discharged 47 patients from various Isolation centres in the state having recovered fully and tested negative twice consecutively for COVID-19.

The state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is the COVID-19 Incident Commander disclosed this in a statement.

According to Sanwo-Olu, “42 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 11 females and 31 males have been discharged from our Isolation facilities today t(Saturday) to reunite with the society.

“The patients; 20 from Gbagada, 11 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) and 11 from Lekki Isolation Centres were discharged today after testing negative to COVID-19.

“This brings to 994, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos.”

Meanwhile, the state government has commenced plans to execute home-based treatment for mild and asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, while severe cases will be managed at the isolation centres.

Health Commissioner, Mr Abayomi said this on Friday during a press briefing at the State Secretariat.

He also warned that private health facilities should not manage COVID-19 cases without the approval of the state government as this is illegal.

The commissioner said home-based care is necessitated by the increasing number of positive cases in the community which is a result of the increase in testing capacity.

He added that with the increasing number of positive cases, the possibility of running short of bed spaces in isolation facilities cannot be ruled out making it imperative to opt for home-based care for people who have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic to the infection.

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